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thanks Jeshi i enjoy this community also .

After a long day at work today and a long drive to attend a wake i finaly made it home a little after 8 I decided I better try and get todays run in w4d3 all done it was 36°f out my nose hurt inside and out my cheeks hurt and my ears my lungs not to happy with the cold air either the rest of me was happy and sweating my ears and head were covered. the run itself was a good run about the same as day 2 I felt good. Running at night is not the way I want to do this but i will do this one way or the other even if i have to make laps inside the apoartment

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Hello, I've just remembered about the chocolate post! So you are allergic? That sucks! What are you allergic to exactly? I was talking to a friend that came for dinner with his wife the other day, he was once overweight and now he is obsessed with a healthy lifestyle, I told them I started running, he was telling me that I one was to eat before running, the best thing to eat are carbohydrates, the purer the better, so a fruit would be ideal, that would not only give us energy but it would make the stored fat go into our muscles... Or something like that, he is a scientist, so he knows what he is talking about.. I have no clue on this.. The point is, if you are going to have a bit o chocolate maybe before and not after the run would be wiser. But I don't know as just after the run apparently you are still losing calories faster and that's the time to consume food..

Azatol, you are right about running being easier when Its cold that when its boiling hot out there, that's for certain, but one doubt I have is.. When is freezing and I decide to run and start to get hot and bother and take a layer off (so I'm left with a long sleeve shirt and just a bra underneath) isn't that dangerous? Will I not be susceptible to getting a cold? What do you all think about this? I'm a first timer so I'm not sure I should dress well and keep running with the layers or take them off as I feel..

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Don't ever expose bare skin running in the winter. Other than that you're fine to take layers off. Never take and leave your gloves off. Your hands get hot and you will want to not wear them but you can feel warm and get frostbite still. The only rule is keep the skin covered.

 

As for eating before a run, don't buy into all that garbage. Extra fueling before a very hard run (A race or a marathon), sure. Before doing W6D2 it wont make the slightest difference(Other than make you intake more calories and negate the caloric burn of your run, if you're in weight loss mode). Your legs store 90 minutes worth of glycogen in them. Unless you are running in excess of that, fuel wont benefit you. Additionally, we use carbs only when running fast and hard. In a normal easy paced run we actually burn fat,

 

If you do decide you want to eat before a run stick to stuff like granola and fruit. No whole wheat and not much fat. Those are things that cause gastrointestinal issues while you run. Your digestive system doesn't operate as normal while you run. It essentially shuts mostly down to use the energy elsewhere. Your belly becomes very sensitive.  You don't want to get the trots.

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Linita&i, for 30-45 minutes after you run, your muscles are able to intake glucose from the bloodstream without using insulin. If you want a sugary snack, the best time to intake is right after a workout. Protein and carbs are great after a workout. 

 

Azatol is right where you don't want to intake before running (remember the "waiting an hour for swimming after eating?") because it can make you sick.

 

 

Also, being cold doesn't cause you to get sick. There are studies were scientists put one group's feet in cold water and then inoculated them with virus. They did not get sick more than the control group (people who were not made cold). The reason why people get common cold and flu more often during the cold weather is due to the drop in humidity. Cold and flu virus spread easier. Most people stay indoors out of the cold and therefore spread the virus around the house more and to housemates. Lastly, there is a lot of international travel at this time of the year. You are likely to meet family who traveled on a plane who transited through a few airports coming into contact with many travelers.

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my breakfast is my downfall i eat 2 slices of wheat toast with butter after i have 8 oz of lemon water then 1 cup coffee with a splash of 1% milk i measured it once it is about 1/4 cup milk then i drink 16 oz oolong tea if i am going running before work it will be 2 hrs before i get to run if a weekend it will be more like 3. when im done i either have an egg with slice of cheese or my peanut butter flax thing. I try for 9 glasses of water a day

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see i set myself up with carbs no protien right off the bat but this has been my everyday breakfast for many yrs yep when i try to change it i feel stress and unsatisfied ocd i think

This is just fine. You may have to rethink it later if you start running marathons or Triathlons but that's just fine :)

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w5d1 done and piggy backed on the end with bit of running through cool down and warm up was a repeat of w2d1 so for a total ofv3.7 miles in about an hr at one point map my run said split time 2 miles per hr. Anyway it was a good run vasaline kept my face warm a scarf kept the inside of my nose warm but i just cant breath whith scarves on even just walking around i need to find a way to keep the inside of my nose from being so painfull in the cold. feeling good and happy and hungry going for some peanut butter flax and semi sweet choc chips

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w5d1 done and piggy backed on the end with bit of running through cool down and warm up was a repeat of w2d1 so for a total ofv3.7 miles in about an hr at one point map my run said split time 2 miles per hr. Anyway it was a good run vasaline kept my face warm a scarf kept the inside of my nose warm but i just cant breath whith scarves on even just walking around i need to find a way to keep the inside of my nose from being so painfull in the cold. feeling good and happy and hungry going for some peanut butter flax and semi sweet choc chips

I can't breath well with things over my face either. You might want to check out a Merino Wool Balaclava by Minus33. They are very thin and pretty easy to breathe through. Merino Wool has a very good warmth to thickness ratio. Amazingly thin stuff.  You can also pull it down below your muth if need be. I tend to move it a lot during a run.

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i may buy one if the old thing dad gave me from his running days fails me i was so warm on that cold run but the inside of my nose hurt so bad it took some of the fun out of it. Any way i walked today with a few little jogs thrown in nothing long or fast and it was just to warm we hit 55 by the time i was done Now im more worried about summer running than winter

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i may buy one if the old thing dad gave me from his running days fails me i was so warm on that cold run but the inside of my nose hurt so bad it took some of the fun out of it. Any way i walked today with a few little jogs thrown in nothing long or fast and it was just to warm we hit 55 by the time i was done Now im more worried about summer running than winter

Summer takes some tiem to get used to. It's miserable at times and you actually run slower.

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as my weight comes down i feal cold at night but rest of the time im short sleves thin pants whatever any way dose moving boxes in and out of walk in closet to get all Christmas stuff into my family room count as strength training cause i am definitely not getting any formal work out done today

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