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May 3, 2012 6:22 AM
After every run I feel super cold and chilled to the bone lately! Does anyone else get like this? What do you think causes it?

When I get home I have to bundle up in my thermal house coat and blanket, and I even put a heater on me to warm up! It lasts for hours afterwards.

Some background on my running:

I have been running since January - so i am a beginner.
I run for 4.5km - 6.5km each time.
I do run outside.
I wear appropriate clothing based on the temperatures outside, and base my clothing choices on the fact that during running our body generally goes up about 10 degrees.
The clothing is for runners as well (Dryfit clothing), so they wick away the sweat.
As well, I am usually pretty hot during the run, but not overheating.
I always get out of my running clothes ASAP too.
Edited by HauteP1nk On May 3, 2012 6:26 AM
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May 3, 2012 6:23 AM
My body temperature drops quickly after running. The best thing for me is to take a shower as soon as possible and get out of my sweaty running clothes. That usually takes care of it for me.
May 3, 2012 6:36 AM
I think it's just your body reminding you that you live in the Great White North tongue
May 3, 2012 6:40 AM
I get the same thing after a cycle ride sometimes. I'm hot and sweaty while I'm out riding, then about 10 minutes after I get home I get chilled. I was out in a 45 degree rain for 3 hours last week wearing inadequate gear, so I expected to be cold when I got home, but I was FRIKKIN COLD even after a hot shower.

I do find that my body is depleted after a hard ride, so in a lot of cases a snack and a few large glasses of lukewarm water helps a bit and stokes the ol' furnace again.
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May 3, 2012 6:40 AM
QUOTE:

My body temperature drops quickly after running. The best thing for me is to take a shower as soon as possible and get out of my sweaty running clothes. That usually takes care of it for me.


Same for me. I get so that my fingers tips will turn white and almost go numb until I take a hot shower.
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May 3, 2012 7:19 AM
QUOTE:

I think it's just your body reminding you that you live in the Great White North tongue


Well I think 20 degrees celsius outside are perfect conditions for outdoor running...any warmer while running and I'd probably die...haha (thats about 68 fahrenheit).
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May 3, 2012 9:46 AM
This is normal for long runs, that is why they give you these weird plastic blakets after a half or full marathon. Just cover up after, cool down and eat something.
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May 3, 2012 9:54 AM
Food. Your body needs food. After a big workout, your body immediately goes into recovery mode, and all of the energy you have goes into repairing the stress you just put your body through. The problem - if it was a long, or just a particularly tough workout, you have no glycogen stores left. As a result, your body starts diverting energy from other essential functions (like thermoregulation) to repair.

I find my body temperature always drops right after a long run, and if I leave it too long, I get feverish and nauseated. But drinking chocolate milk immediately (ie. getting some sugar and protein into your body asap - don't go with sugarfree anything in this instance...you actually need the sugar) minimizes this effect. But you're not done, you need to actually get food into your body too. So drink your chocolate milk while you're cooking some good clean food. My go-to post-workout meal is a serving of pasta with some tuna and veggies and a splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Eat this, and you'll feel fantastic for the rest of the day.
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May 3, 2012 10:13 AM
Thank you for posting this question. I have not really experienced this after walk/run, it happens every time after my Zumba class! I will start using some of these suggestions!
May 3, 2012 10:19 AM
This happens to me sometimes as well, for me I think its Adrenaline because it usually only happens after I have surpassed my previous longest distance.


Iv'e never experienced it while bike riding.
Edited by chrisms84 On May 3, 2012 10:19 AM
May 3, 2012 10:54 AM
SALT!!!

You may have excreted electrolytes in your sweat. Many of us are "salty sweaters." Next time you run, check the sweaty areas on your clothes. Sometimes you can even see white, kinda crusty bits of salt. Not cute, but good to know.

When i was marathon training, I'd eat a salt packet a couple times on looooong runs. If you're just doing a regular daily run of an hour or less, you won't need anything so dramatic. You can try nuun tablets for electrolytes with no calories or artificial sweeteners. Or coconut water. Or gatorade - but I don't like all the chemicals. You can make your own with water with lemon, honey, and a pinch of salt.

Or just have a salty snack afterward.

Hope that helps!
September 28, 2012 9:51 AM
This happens to me. It happened to me last night, and I am still chilled today. Hence the reason
I typed this question into Google. I am just glad that I'm not an anomaly! Nice to see some of the
suggestions on here, I'll give them a whirl. :)
September 28, 2012 10:29 AM
Happens to me too. However everyone in my running group says it gets better the longer you have been running.
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