I’ve been doing this for quite a while and have run in all sorts of weather; scorching sun, 4th of July heat, arctic blasts, snow, rain, lightning, you name it. On a winter hiking trip in Virginia, I suffered superficial frostbite by not wearing proper socks and boots. In the Bavarian Alps, I became mildly hypothermic in July.
Did the conditions leading to hypothermia apply to me? According to a Princeton website they are:
Condition Applied to me?
- Cold temperatures Somewhat
- Improper clothing and equipment yes
- Wetness yes -rain and sweat
- Fatigue, exhaustion yes -mountain hiking
- Dehydration maybe a little
- Poor food intake are Cheetos a vegetable?
- No knowledge of hypothermia hypo what?
- Alcohol intake alcohol in Bavaria?
|Proper outdoor wear|
As I said before, I don’t only look at the temperature before I go out for a run. I’ve felt just fine on a sunny, calm, zero degree day, and have frozen on a 60 degree, overcast, windy day. The most undesirable element to run in is the wind. We have a lot of wind in Texas. Dust devils are a common sight and I’ve even seen snowplows clearing tumbleweed jams from roads. Well, that is better than dealing with the snirt that Northerners have on their roads.
|Partnachklamm - Garmisch, Germany|
|Blowing dust helps create beautiful sunsets|
See you on the trail.