So what do you when you are planning a run and the weather looks like this:
Note the “feels like” temp.
No, it isn’t always easy, but neither is running in 100+ degrees in August in Texas.
There is balance in everything. I think I like the cold better. I am a complete heat wimp.
I realized that between the way I play outside, my job, and my training, I basically live, work, and play outside year round.
SO what the heck do I wear? I thought I would share my go-to cold weather wear.
From head to toe:
Not to state the obvious, but…I wear a hat. I actually live in a hat, I am always wearing one.
One thing I never understood is people wearing those ear warmer headband things instead of a hat if they are worried about being warm. If you wear a headband, all the heat goes out the top of your head and you get cold (but your ears are warm I guess).
IAs far as hats, I personally like a tight fitting hat for running.
This is my favorite piece of winter wear. I have two of them, one I use for work, one I use for winter running.
The Merino Wool Buff is extra long so you can double it up, or make it into a nice balaclava. It also can double a hat. But it really helps protect my face from the cold pretty well.
I have been fortunate enough to be part of the Brooks ID Program for a number of years, and I have gotten the best quality winter running gear (and of course shoes!) from them. I am so appreciative.
I layer up. It depends on the temperature, but on a day that is really cold, I wear a thin layer, a thicker layer, and a wind-resistant top. Basically that picture is what I wear, it is a good thing the photo isn’t scratch and sniff.
I’m usually running in the dark in the winter because the days are so short, so I always make sure to wear extra reflective clothing. This Nathan vest is light and easy to throw on.
I can’t say enough about these Brooks Utopia Thermal Pants. They are awesome. On a cold day, I wear a pair of long johns under these and I am super warm.
I’m lucky to find matching socks. I wear thicker socks than I would in the summer. Just be careful that your feet are not tight in your shoes, that will make your feet cold. Or at least it does mine.
The Glycerin 1o is my current favorite shoe. But anyway, wear whatever you like to wear running.
Thanks for reading!