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Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
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UV protection Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:43 am 

I'm kind of lazy about applying sunscreen when I go running, since it's often cloudy outside anyway. I'm certainly tan enough that burning isn't a problem. I do worry about the long-term effects of being outdoors in the sun for an hour or so every day for years. Does anyone else worry about UV protection? Do you wear sunscreen regularly, or a hat, or long sleeves? I'm not sure if I'm overly paranoid.

Runworks 2005 5M Racer
Joined: 09 Dec 2004
Posts: 222

Re: UV protection Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:47 am 

I'm one of those "lucky bastards" that would have to be on a planet much closer to the sun to get burnt so I never use sunscreen, even though I probably should. But you figure even if you run a marathon you're only in the sun for a couple peak hours and a good portion of you is protected. It's not like going to the beach for an entire day after being couped up inside all winter....


Joined: 14 Dec 2004
Posts: 225

Re: UV protection Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:33 pm 

Irish runner here. SPF 50 when out in the sun for more than a half an hour. Otherwise, it's Lobster-boy city.


Joined: 07 Jan 2005
Posts: 30

Re: UV protection Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:37 am 

Many in my family have had various near-cancer & cancer like things cut off the facial and neck area. My first scrapping is scheduled for next week, so YES I do worry about it and usually put the cream on.

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