Essential clothing for winter running?

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Old 01-20-2011, 09:11 AM
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Default Essential clothing for winter running?

I'm considering joining a running club, and it's still pretty nippy outside. Can anybody advise me on the best attire for outdoor running at this time of year? It's not going to be insanely long runs or anything. Probably only a few miles until I'm stronger.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:02 PM
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Felicity,
There was a whole thread recently titled "winter running" with lots of good advice. Hope your running club experience is a fun one!
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Here's the thread:

http://www.fitday.com/fitness/forums...r-running.html

I went out for my walk yesterday and there was a good 4" of snow/slush on the sidewalk and deeper at every intersection--I was feeling "done in" about halfway back to work but I made it and actually about in my usual time--it was a great workout!

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How cold we talkin?
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:30 PM
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It really depends on you and your body. You will have to experiment with what works for you. At the beginning, go for too much clothes because you can take them off as you run.

A rule of thumb that I have heard is to dress for 20 degrees warmer. If its 20 degrees out dress for how you would if you were outside in 40 degree weather.

This is what I would recommend:
- A good running hat that wicks or a headband that will cover your ears.
- Running tights or pants. I like loose fitting pants that I can put tights under on the coldest days.
-Lightweight gloves (I personally use the $1 gloves from Target, but you can get wicking ones.)
- A good mid-weight jacket. It should zip up to cover your neck at the beginning of the run. Some jackets have thumb holes so that the sleeves act as pseudo-gloves.
- T-shirts (long and short sleeved) that are wicking. Do not run in cotton. It just holds the moisture in.
- good thick socks. In the winter, since I am wearing pants, I often wear regular socks instead of running socks because they cover more of the leg.

Have fun in your running group. That's where I met many of my good friends.
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I think it depends on how cold it is. Generally though, some good activewear clothing will keep you warm enough but also provide you room to breath when you start getting a sweat on. Combine that with a singlet and a light fit hoody and you should be good!

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i have a question, i do running and i wear warm not very warm and it is okay to get sweat in cold air not alot but a little? and also i wear a warm cap because sometimes my head hurts a little after sweating
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what are some good shoes to wear?
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