After debating for a while yesterday afternoon, I decided to go for a run in the 29* weather. The final decision came when I stuck my head out the door and decided that the cool air felt refreshing. After being inside allll day, some fresh air and sunshine sounded like a good idea!
I bundled up for my run and decided to take some really dorky pics of myself to show you all what I wear for running in cold weather. Starting from closest to your body, clothing should be in layers for wicking, warmth, and wind.
My first layer:
Nike Dri Fit long sleeve top to wick the sweat off my body and Target C9 running pants.
Obermeyer running jacket, Nike running gloves, and Saucony headband – all for warmth. I skipped a “wind” layer because it wasn’t windy at all yesterday, but if it was, I would have thrown a windbreaker-type jacket over this (and maybe subbed the jacket I had for something a little thinner).
This gear was perfect for my run yesterday- I was a little cold when I started out, but felt great as soon as I started running. I was sweating during the run, but didn’t take off any layers or accessories- that would have just made me colder.
I really think the keys to dressing for exercising in the cold are to avoid all cotton, as it will just get wet from sweat and make you cold, dress in layers, and don’t forget accessories!
I upgraded my accessories this year and it has made a huge difference. I used to run in cheap stretchy gloves and a cheap stretchy headband thing, but my Nike running gloves and Saucony Drylete Headband are so much better. They are lightweight and wick the sweat (especially from my forehead), but don’t make me extra hot or sweaty.
I got in a brisk 4.5 mile run in this outfit yesterday and it felt awesome! Do you have any other tips for running in the cold weather?