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Old 05-26-2012, 03:02 PM
 
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Anyone here experience cold hands when running? I have always had poor. I have always had poor circulation. It really affects me when I run. For example, today the temp was about 50 degrees. Half way through my run, my finfers were white and blue. I had a pair of light gloves on and was holding chemical handwarmers, but it didn't make any difference. If you have experienced this, what have you done? Thx.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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I suggest google around to find some dietary/exercise ideas to improve circulation.
Top 10 Foods that Increase Blood Circulation

If you smoke or drink, cutting that out might help. Maybe also try some upper body exercise such as push ups or dumbells, if you don't already do it. I thought cold hands at 50 degress sounded pretty extreme, but then maybe not. I notice a lot of marathoners wearing gloves. I remember training for a marathon in Nov and after a long run sometimes my hands would be weak, almost numb. I guess the hands probably get shortchanged in blood flow when the body is doing everything it can to keep the legs and feet going. Why not shop around and find some warmer gloves, or mittens which are even better for heat retention.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:14 PM
 
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Sounds like Raynauld's disease You should go to your doctor to confirm. Not much to do about it except maybe take some prescribed vasodialators.
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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Thanks for the tips. I had ocnsidered that it could possibly be Raynaud's, but putting a name to it doesn't really help if there isn't much they can do for it. I looked at the food link. I'll try some of those things. I was just curious if anyone who actually experienced this condition had found anyting effective. I just ordered some Brooks Utopia 2 in 1 Mittens, which I hope will be more effective. Feel kind of stupid wearing mittens in 60 degree weather, but you have to do what you have to do.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:03 PM
 
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I know if you are cold after cardio it usually means your dehyrdrated
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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good point booker, I have read that dehydration tends to bring a drop in blood pressure.
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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I know if you are cold after cardio it usually means your dehyrdrated
Really!? You mean I may just need to drink more water? I know I don't drink enough. Will have to try that! Even if its bum advice, its still good for me lol Thanks.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:48 AM
 
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Really!? You mean I may just need to drink more water? I know I don't drink enough. Will have to try that! Even if its bum advice, its still good for me lol Thanks.
The 'rule' is to drink 8 oz for every 20 minutes of cardio. However everyone is different so you need to figure it out yourself by experimenting
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