freekick wrote:The second depost deadline just passed. The class of 2020 is now cast for the most part.
Do we have any outdoor runners on here? How do you plan to keep it up during the Ithaca winter? What months are totally off for outdoor running? Any apparel suggestions to fight off the cold and squeeze in a 30-min run with warm up and warm down indoors?
Outdoor running is possible for most of the winter. I highly recommend you hit up your local running store and ask for their advice, because the specialty shops really do know what they're doing. I layer leggings under my normal running pants, a jacket/sweatshirt over my normal running shirts, and wear running gloves and something to cover my ears. Covering your ears and fingers is the post important part. The rest of your body maintains warmth pretty well once you start getting into the run. On the particularly cold days, you might want a neck gaiter to keep your neck/mouth warm. We had a once-in-a-generation snow day this spring, but I still saw people running outside. I accidentally got caught out in a deluge of rain just the other day, and it was fine. I mean, I was as wet as if I had jumped into the lake, but it's no big deal, I finished my run.
tl;dr: Cover the parts of your body that have terrible circulation and you'll be fine.