Thursday, January 6, 2011

"Don't your lungs hurt when you run in the cold weather?"

I don't know how many times I have been asked winter running questions.  People seem so shocked that I run in the sub zero, snowy, and blowy winter conditions.

I think that there is something to be said about running in the winter.  The streets/ sidewalks/ and trails are definitely less crowded..... the world seems calm and quiet.

I ran across this article yesterday and thought it was pretty cool.

Winter Running

"You'll freeze your lungs (my personal favorite), you'll fall on the ice and break a leg, you'll slip and pull a muscle, you'll get frostbitten. There are a lot of wonderful rumors about all the bad things that can happen when you run in the winter. Guess what, they won't happen if you take some simple precautions.
First, let's put to rest one of the most popular but most inaccurate rumors about running in the winter, the idea that you can freeze your lungs. This is a completely false rumor. The fact is that you can't freeze your lungs in any climate found in any populated parts of this planet. By the time the air you breathe in reaches your throat, just passing through your mouth warms it up to near your body temperature........."

To read the entire article click HERE

What sorts of comments do you get about your running conditions?

Gotta run.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Appreciate the link and I'm glad you liked the article. I've run through some pretty nasty stuff. It's not always fun but I've found virtually nothing that is impossible if you just prepare for it and use your common sense.