Baby It’s Cold Outside – Running at 37 Degrees
But, I’ve found those articles to be a bit general and they don’t take into account whether you are hot natured (like Annette) or cold natured (like me). And frankly, I know you are supposed to layer, but I think they call for too many layers. I’ve tried to develop my gear set so that I max out at three layers in the coldest of weather, but more typically wear only two.
I really don’t want to feel like Ralphie’s brother in his snowsuit.
So rather than general advice, we’ll be posting what we wore at different temps, and whether our choices worked.
For example, this past weekend it was 37 degrees and cloudy. Annette couldn’t run with us, but I know when she ran she wore her Sugoi thermal tights, a black Saucony turtleneck, Thorlo Experia socks, Ponya BAMBOO-lined sweatband, and a bright neon green Brooks windbreaker vest. She’s a minimalist! The rest of us wore more:
Head: Thin race swag earwarmer
Body: Two thicker layers, Athleta’s Embodiment top (the ski layer) and a Brooks softshell jacket, the Women’s Utopia Thermal Hoodie III
Legs: Nike running pants, PRO Compression marathon socks
Hands: Saucony gloves
Head: SweatyBand 5/8 inch; thin ear warmer from Target
Body: Two thin Nike layers, a crewneck shirt and bright green half zip
Legs: Athleta Relay Tights
Hands: Pearl Izumi Gloves
Mistakes: Deborah also ditched her ear warmer, after 2 miles
Head: SweatyBand 3/8 inch; thin race swag earwarmer
Body: Two thicker layers, last year’s version of the Athleta Embodiment top and Athleta’s Queens Luscious Half zip (adore this one!). Both are intended for skiing.
Legs: Athleta Sting Be Free tights, PRO Compression marathon socks
Hands: No gloves, I hate it when my hands get hot
Mistakes? The earwarmer, I ditched it after 3 miles
What do you wear when it’s just above freezing?