Late in replying, as usual, but thought I'd add my items to the list in case anyone needs new gear.
Hat - Sauce headwear chill toque Neck gaiter - I have a smartwool neck gaiter and one made out of polyester. I use the smartwool when its really cold Gloves - Cheap knit gloves for freezing and above. Manzella sprint gloves when its colder and a pair of knit mittens over top if its really cold Pants - GoLite Black Mountain Thermal Wind Pant (or Sporthill XC Pants) Tights - either UA cold gear tights or Smartwool NTS midweight base layer Top/Jacket - Sporthill Summit Quarter Zip Top (depending on temperature, I'll wear one or two shirts underneath.)
I went for a run Saturday when it was 4f and I wore: Sporthill XC Pants with smartwool nts midweight baselayer underneath Smartwool NTS midweight baselayer top with long sleeved tech shirt over top Sporthill Summit Quarter Zip Top Smartwool neck gaiter Sauce Chill Toque Manzella Gloves with mittens over top (took the mittens off after a mile)
The only thing that was cold was my face. I did put sunscreen on to protect from sun and cold
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I'm not big on hats, so I bought a head wrap that secures with velcro from a hiking/camping store. It's great for when I heat up and need to take if off mid run. I just wrap it around my forearm and secure.
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Under Armor Cold Gear long sleeve shirt, gloves, wool socks, polar fleece headband, lightweěght running vest and a very lightweight rain jacket/windbreaker. I have some light fleece running tights, and a pair of windbreaker tights I can wear over those, as well. DUct tape over the mesh on shoes helps keep the heat in.
Google screw shoes if you think you'll be running in snow or ice.
YOu will learn to love running in the cold. I'd much rather run in 20 degrees than 80 degrees!
Edited by: KAPELAKIN at: 11/19/2012 (22:33)
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I KNEW I forgot to mention something...thanks, Ozone!
I do have a hat that I wear that has the wicking material in it (which I need...it's always soaked at the end of my runs!), and I have a pair of Thinsulate gloves that also have the wicking material that have mitten covers that go over the fingerless gloves. LOVE them for the flexibility I have as I warm up in my run.
Good choice in the Under Armour cold gear!! I have about 5 pairs of the tights and several of the long-sleeve turtleneck shirts.
Be sure you have some type of hat to wear. You'll lose alot of your warmth through your head. Also a good pair of gloves. I have regular gloves for down to about 15 degrees, but if it's lower than that I have a pair of mittens (that have gloves inside) to wear. Also, you might want a balaclava to wear on those really cold or windy days. I also have a pair of the 180s Exolite Acoustic Ear Warmers. These are great because they keep my ears warm and I can hear perfectly with them.
Another product I have that isn't clothing is Body Glide Anti-Chafe. On those really cold days, I put that on my face (except my forehead) and that really keeps my face from getting too cold and from chapping from the wind.
Rita (I am 5'6", 50 yrs old) -- "Even if you fall flat on your face, at least you are moving forward" --Sue Luke
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Fitness Minutes: (51,134) Posts: 1,183 11/19/12 2:37 P
My cold weather gear is all C9 that you get at Target and VERY fitted, so with that in mind, I am definitely motivated to keep up with my fitness program this winter so that I continue to look cute and fabulous in my gear. As I have a HM on St. Patrick's Day, I also have to make sure that I'm out there training this winter or it's going to be an utter disaster.
I also need to get something for my neck that is relatively inexpensive for when I run at my parents' house in Upstate New York during Christmas (I live in Memphis, so I don't need as much gear down here), but once I get that picked up as well as some smartwool socks, I'll be good to go with my gear this winter. Everything has wicking material so that I'll stay relatively dry when I run, and my folks have duck tape, so that I can cover up the meshing on my running shoes if necessary (not a lot of snow where my folks are, but bitterly cold in the winters!).
This is my first year that I'm actually going to run in the cold. Last year I ran all summer then completely lost my motivation in the winter time. This year I am going to work through it and make it a goal to run in the winter.
To keep me motivated, I bought some cute Under Armour cold gear and some extra leggings to run in this winter. I am also considering YakTrax for my shoes. I also have a high tech neck gator that can convert to a hat and plan to buy some running gloves.
I was just wondering....what is your go to winter gear? The gear that you just have to have to keep you motivated and running in the winter weather?
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