Winter is Here
Saturday, December 22, 2012
I took up the MapMyRun.com challenge to run 30 minutes a day for 20 days during the month of December.
Today was the first day I planned to run and thought twice about it when I woke up and saw the weather. It was ugly and snowing sideways. By 1:00 p.m. things were better, but still flurries, 18 mph sustained wind, and below freezing with a real-feel temp of 13°F.
Here is what I wore for a comfortable 5K.
Base: Starter Compression shorts and sleeveless compression crew.
Layer 2: UnderArmour Cold Gear compression long sleeved crew shirt and long pants; Neoprene face-mask.
Layer 3: Starter polyester track jacket, Old Navy Active drawstring polyester pants; Polyester knit cap. Nike Polyester fleece running gloves.
Footwear: Smartwool socks and my older Mizunos.
I didn't know whether I'd be over or under dressed, but I was perfectly comfortable. The setup was warm, breathed well, and blocked the wind. The only glitch was that my glasses fogged up from my breath being diverted by the face-mask and I couldn't read my Garmin. I'm going to run in a 10K race each Saturday during January and this will be my outfit.
Judith got a picture as I was coming in from the cold.