General Discussion Triathlon Talk » Let's keep talking about cold stuff Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply
2016-05-21 2:32 PM

User image


1300
1000100100100
Subject: Let's keep talking about cold stuff
Expected air temp tomorrow morning, low to mid 50's. Throw long sleeve on in T1 or singlet will be fine? I wasn't planning on long sleeve but know I'm thinking how bad could is possible be over ~30 mins. (It's a sprint). The last two to three races I've done in this temp I have always told myself next time don't bother with sleeves.


2016-05-21 3:02 PM
in reply to: 0

User image


1373
10001001001002525
McAlester, Oklahoma
Subject: RE: Let's keep talking about cold stuff

I did a 70.3 race two weeks ago with race time temperatures being 55-60 deg F.  I wore my tri-suit on the bike and during the run.  I was very comfortable on the bike for the first 46 miles even though it had rained on us for about 30 minutes of the bike ride.  The last 10 miles were all down hill coming down a canyon in an interstate and my mile splits averaged 30.7 mph.  I felt hypodermic the last 10 miles because I was doing zero work. Spinning my fastest on my highest gear only engages up to about 25 mph on my bike so at 30 mph+ I was just coasting.  So, no heat generation from work and that 30+ mph wind chill after coming through rain was cold.  Once I got off the bike and started running I warmed up quickly. If I had it to do all over again I think I would do things the same.  The cold was very short lived (less than 20 minutes of a 6 hour race) and the rest of the day I was fine in shorts sleeves.



Edited by BlueBoy26 2016-05-21 3:17 PM
2016-05-21 3:39 PM
in reply to: Goggles Pizzano

User image

Veteran
2297
2000100100252525
Great White North
Subject: RE: Let's keep talking about cold stuff
Singlet sounds OK above 50. Racing tomorrow, rain in the forecast. +9 c is the high.
2016-05-21 4:21 PM
in reply to: Goggles Pizzano

User image

Master
3204
20001000100100
ann arbor, michigan
Subject: RE: Let's keep talking about cold stuff
I would likely put on gloves.......
2016-05-21 4:58 PM
in reply to: wannabefaster

User image

Master
3058
200010002525
South Alabama
Subject: RE: Let's keep talking about cold stuff

For cool early season races (all sprints) I will put an old pair of ankle socks on the ends of my aerobars.   Then I can slip them on once I get moving.  If I don't need them or it gets warm I can take them off easily and slip them in a pocket on my tri top.  Just enough coverage to keep hands warm in those temps. 

2016-05-21 5:34 PM
in reply to: slornow

User image


1300
1000100100100
Subject: RE: Let's keep talking about cold stuff
Originally posted by slornow

For cool early season races (all sprints) I will put an old pair of ankle socks on the ends of my aerobars.   Then I can slip them on once I get moving.  If I don't need them or it gets warm I can take them off easily and slip them in a pocket on my tri top.  Just enough coverage to keep hands warm in those temps. 

Never heard that one before. I may try that!


2016-05-21 6:42 PM
in reply to: Goggles Pizzano

User image

Master
8169
5000200010001002525
Eugene, Oregon
Subject: RE: Let's keep talking about cold stuff
Mid 50's, I would just suck it up. 40's--wear the shirt. Low 50's is exactly where I would be waffling. I am probably the most cold-phobic person I know--probably a combo of genetics (Dad was a big guy in his prime, but the same way), skinny build, and living for years in the tropics. For me it's not just a matter of comfort. Sometimes I get so cold that I have muscle spasms (back and stomach) or am shivering so hard I can't control the bike. My decision about the shirt would depend partly on how I feel when I get out of the water, and partly on how windy or sunny it is and what direction the weather seems to be going. At those temps, the shirt would always be there in transition; I may or may not actually put it on. It's a split-second judgement call that I've gotten better (and faster) at making over time.

For a typical Pacific Northwest summer race, it will be very cool in the early morning, sometimes as low as low to mid 40's, maybe low to mid 50's when you come out of the water, and then warm up to the 60's within an hour or two. As long as the sun is out, or on its way out (morning fog is common) and it's not too windy, I'll usually be fine with just the tri-suit, especially for a shorter event with higher effort level. When I might put the shirt on is if it's raining and windy. That means temps aren't likely to rise very quickly, and I probably won't warm up that quickly, especially in a longer race (like HIM) with more moderate effort.

My favored layer for that situation is actually a surf shirt with a partial zip (keep it open in transition). It goes on easily when I'm wet, is fairly tight-fitting, and I can easily push up the sleeves and pull down the zipper if I get warm. In more extreme conditions, I use a Merino wool base layer shirt with a partial zip--warmer but not quite as easy to put on when wet. I use it for training a lot, but think I have only worn it for one race--low to mid 40's and rain on the bike.
2016-05-21 10:42 PM
in reply to: wannabefaster

User image

Veteran
2297
2000100100252525
Great White North
Subject: RE: Let's keep talking about cold stuff
2016-05-22 12:20 PM
in reply to: simpsonbo

User image


1300
1000100100100
Subject: RE: Let's keep talking about cold stuff
No sleeves. Cold the first two miles of bike then warmed up. Only downside was bike handeling was shakey the first few miles due to being cold.
2016-05-23 1:50 PM
in reply to: Goggles Pizzano

User image

Regular
586
500252525
Wisconsin
Subject: RE: Let's keep talking about cold stuff
To add to the above:

At that temp, I always wear something over my ears, headband, du-rag, bandana
2016-05-25 9:57 PM
in reply to: Swimbikeron

User image

Veteran
2297
2000100100252525
Great White North
Subject: RE: Let's keep talking about cold stuff
By contrast I can't wear any head covering over 42 to 44 unless its really really windy when cycling, running its around 34 when I start to overheat with a torque or headband.


New Thread
General Discussion Triathlon Talk » Let's keep talking about cold stuff Rss Feed  
RELATED POSTS

IM Wisconsin 'strappers - let's talk Pages: 1 2

Started by lisac957
Views: 3281 Posts: 48

2008-09-04 4:33 PM 1stTimeTri

Let's talk Bento Boxes/Fuel Boxes...

Started by RunningJayhawk
Views: 1491 Posts: 7

2008-04-02 7:41 PM sty

Let's talk titanium...

Started by basscycle23
Views: 1612 Posts: 17

2008-08-16 4:36 PM trithat

Let's talk taper and food

Started by cavaliercrazy
Views: 782 Posts: 7

2004-09-12 10:55 PM Rowdy

let's talk chafing...

Started by pammy
Views: 1547 Posts: 12

2004-06-21 8:20 PM pammy
RELATED ARTICLES
date : March 24, 2015
author : BradSeng
comments : 0
While running, I've been really struggling to keep my heart rate down in the zone 2-3 range as frequently prescribed in the plan. This seems too slow?
 
date : August 11, 2014
author : Scott Tinley
comments : 1
Why it’s so hard for us to talk about losing at a simple game? Sports are supposed to be about building positive character, supposed to be about fairness, equality, and striving for excellence.
date : February 5, 2013
author : b2run
comments : 6
This is an article with lots of great information about running in temperatures from 0 C to - 30 C.
 
date : August 10, 2010
author : EndurancePlanet
comments : 0
This month we talk with AdventureBear, aka Coach Suzanne on her coaching philosophy, approach to gadgets, training plans, missed workouts and strength training.
date : May 19, 2010
author : Team BT
comments : 1
Use this redesigned feature of your training logs to keep track of your time and mileage on all of your gear including shoes, bikes, tires, clothes, etc.
 
date : February 7, 2008
author : Tri Swim Coach
comments : 4
Is it good to listen to music while lap swimming? Are there any devices to help you keep track of your laps?
date : September 4, 2006
author : Tri Swim Coach
comments : 0
Discussions on leg dragging, swimming with fins, body rotation, keeping the elbow up, kicking benefits and stroke length.