Imagine training in December/January

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You think this weather is cold to train in? I don't even want to know how cold it'll be in January!

I went for a run today and my body wouldn't move, I was so slow you'd have thought I only just started a training regime!:rolleyes:
 

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i guess ill find out *text deleted*

Yeah you will.

It's 6c down here in the south of London area. So cold it's unreal. Honestly, I couldn't complete the 4 mile run I done today. For a start I was moving at snail pace, so somehow I'll have to adapt to it.

I've got a headache right now and that's from running out in that bloody artic weather!

I hope they can move the Lympstone Commando Center out to Africa or somewhere like that...
 

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I love training in the cold! I much prefer it to the summer. I did some sprint sessions in the snow the other day and i loved it! It makes me train harder as well because the more work i do, the quicker my body warms up!
 

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right now its between 3-6 degrees and im goin on the first run in 4 weeks due to shin splints! its below 0 at night here too
 

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I love training in the cold! I much prefer it to the summer. I did some sprint sessions in the snow the other day and i loved it! It makes me train harder as well because the more work i do, the quicker my body warms up!

I know this sounds bad but I really need to adapt to the cold because I'm not very good when training in the cold.

I've got family abroad and when I go abroad in the summer, I've even done runs in the weather which can reach over 40c. Yes it's bloody exhusting but your muscles don't really need a massive warm up to get going.

Usually I went for runs when it was around 30c which is not as bad, near the coast so hot and dry with a nice breeze.

I just find it hard to train in the cold, but once I get going usually no problems but getting to go in top gear is tough.
 

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I remember doing wet and dry during training back in Jan '06.

I was woken just before 03:00 for my sentry duty and my combat jacket was frozen nearly solid. I had to use a lighter to thaw the zip before putting it back on.
 

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*text deleted**text deleted* that does not sound fun!
 

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I remember doing wet and dry during training back in Jan '06.

I was woken just before 03:00 for my sentry duty and my combat jacket was frozen nearly solid. I had to use a lighter to thaw the zip before putting it back on.

*text deleted* ... Aye, wet and dry is great fun ! NOT !

There's nothing worse than hearing your oppo whispering your name and shaking you, telling you it's you it's your turn for sentry. Especially when you know you have to put your wet clothes back on.

Rich.
 

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Your lucky, its always warmer in the south. For the past few days its been 2 degrees in the day and into the minuses in the night. Hate to think how the scots are doing :laugh:

im im doing ok but its cold now *text deleted* there is snow on all the mountains near my house too which looks cool
 

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I went for a run in the snow the other day and was sweating!! but to be honest i sweat while im walking up the stairs....
 

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Hey dig deep boys! with all this "global warming" the Mountain Leader training might be done at lympstone soon! *text deleted*!

:eek: its only going to get colder!
 

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You think this weather is cold to train in? I don't even want to know how cold it'll be in January!

I went for a run today and my body wouldn't move, I was so slow you'd have thought I only just started a training regime!:rolleyes:

To be fair were the Royal Marines are cold weather specialists, thats why we tend to get sent to Afghanistan this time of year. Soon it will start getting well below freezing in Afghanistan
 

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maybe it is me but i much prefer to train in tghe cold and wet than the heat! when out running in the cold you feel almost bionic because you can run harder and faster than normal because there is more o2 in the air what with it being more dense......sorry to sound like a school teacher.
 

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:nuts:i think its much better to train in the cold as your body doesnt overheat

i seriously dont get tired when i run in the cold but in the summer its totally different i feel like dying haha
 

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Running in the cold has never been a problem for me, in fact it's a bonus as you are making your body work more efficiently, as well as breathing in cold air cooling your system.

Even if it's freezing I end up sweating like mad by the end, it was even raining.
 

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all the sporting people on here will know that playin a sport in minter is bloody great! i play rugby n love the cold (but not cold hands). im a hooker and when it comes to the scrums u seem to get warmer *text deleted* evryone gets together and have a little huddle hehe
stewie
 

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i'm glad i've got my PRMC next month! Nice and coooooooooool
 

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:nuts:i think its much better to train in the cold as your body doesnt overheat

i seriously dont get tired when i run in the cold but in the summer its totally different i feel like dying haha

Yea i agree with you! i find it really cold while im stretching outside but after the first couple of minutes i get hot and dont think about the cold anymore. I prefer to train in cold conditions rather then hot conditions..
 

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