Saturday, February 12, 2011

How to Dress for Winter Running

As you may or may not know, I have developed a love for running. Even winter running! At first i was a little intimidated by the thought of running through snow in freezing temperatures and crazy wind speeds.  But now that I know how to dress, it's really fun! I still don't love the wind, but hey, it's just an added challenge if you are running against it, and helps you along if you are running with it!

Base Layer:
It's important to wear a snug fitting base layer that wicks moisture away from your body. If your skin is drenched in sweat, you will feel colder. I wear a moisture wicking yoga top.

Middle Layers:
I don't like to wear bulky sweaters, so I add two more thin layers: a thermal waffle shirt, and a t-shirt over top.

Outer Layers:
Running jacket (I like the ventilation, even when it's cold), hat and scarf.  This particular night, I didn't wear the scarf for too long. I ended up tying it around my waist after 10 minutes. Very stylish, I know. I also wear north face gloves. I don't think these are specifically for running, but they are great. I've seen a lot of other people wearing them too.

 On the bottom I wear running tights and regular cotton tights.
My legs stay nice and warm.


1 comment:

  1. hehe cute post! you are admired for getting out there in the brrr cold and braving the run! I love to run (when my knee isn't acting up) in Florida, but when I visit friends and family up north during the winter I always shy away from it. This post will hopefully motivate me next time I visit! :)