I’m encountering a weird issue that is utterly new to me in my years of training: after my workout, my stomach is absolutely cold to the touch. It is red and the temperature is as if the skin was exposed to sub-zero C for quite some time.
Now, I’m still about 12 lbs over my race weight and my waist is 1.5"+ larger than it should be (both weight and waist measures are based on actual weight & measure last year and the year before).
This is happening during running and cycling. I first dismissed the cycling incidents as due to air flow (fan or simply movement through the air), even if illogical. The incidents from running are a bit harder to explain away. After this morning’s easy (& short compared to the last two years) run of 90min, the skin on my stomach was red and significantly colder to the touch (my wife confirmed) than my hands or face, which were exposed to the air (in the 40s F). Again, this didn’t happen before.
Anyone else encountering this? I this just another proof I’m carrying too much belly fat? What gives? I don’t know enough to know if I’m supposed to be concerned. I’m sure I can stomach thoughts (sorry, had to put it out there before someone else claimed it).