So it hit me today while I was out in the bitter cold that heeding weather reports is a good thing but not to panic about the feels-like numbers.
What I’ve found for running is that you need to dress for the actual temperature (body, legs, feet) and that the feels-like only really applies to exposed skin (face, head, hands). The more you can cover, the better.
A neck gaiter, ear warmers, hat and gloves are very useful in these temperatures.
Today it was 15F (-9.4C) with a feels-like of 5F (-15C). I think I overdressed by focusing on the feels-like value.
The run today was a 5k and is the shortest distance I have run in ages. There was a lot of ice around on the pavements/sidewalks, and I had to hurdle the occasional pile of snow. 7:56 pace was slow but being overdressed and with icy surfaces, I’ll take it.
One high point for the run was the chap in a red pickup who gave me a triple honk of the horn and a fist pump cheer as he drove past. Thank you, sir!