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I'm a coxswain (this means I dont actually row, so I dont generate my own heat) for my college crew team here in Portland. Its amazing and I love it, the only problem is I'm chilled to the bone every single morning. I've been coxing for about about a year and a half here and I'm constantly trying new things to stay warm, but its just not working. Some mornings I'm just like "this is it, I am never going to warm ever again" and I've had enough!
So basically, we practice early mornings (around 5- 5:30) out on the Willamette. The temps are usually in the 30's, and in case you dont know its a very wet kind of cold. Its also often raining.
I make sure to layer up! I've got thick wool socks, boots, a few spandex layers and fleece layers on my legs and upper body, ski gloves that keep my hands dry, a hat (admittedly cotton), and on top of this I've got a survival suit. Its basically a bull body suit that's water-proof and and pretty thick. I'm thinking of getting some new boots, I've heard xtratufs are pretty good and maybe REI will have them. And its not that I'm anorexic or anything, but I dont have the most body fat and I guess my blood circulation isnt the best
The main points of freezing are my feet, my fingers, my arms, and my face. Sometimes my legs can get chilly too, but usually that's bearable. I've tried almost everything, hand warmers, switching around the layering, more layers, two pairs of gloves, more socks, a hood over my hat, what am I doing wrong?!
Basically, I'm so cold everyday on the water and I can never seem to get warm