Yesterday I needed to get a 3 mile run in. All day I debated on giving outdoor running a try (it was 3 degrees when I got home) or using the treadmill. I hate the treadmill. I just can’t take it anymore. So, I decided to bundle up and run. I just wrote a post on running in the cold, so I took my own advice and went for it.
First, I put on my base layers:
First, I threw on a wicking t-shirt. I wore my Lululemon Run:Swiftly top (I think that’s what it’s called).
On top of that I wore Nike’s “Hyperwarm” compression long sleeve top, along with their Hyperwarm pants. They are actually very warm and cozy.
I don’t have a windbreaker that’s warm, or windbreaker pants to go over my spandex, so I had to get crafty. Same with those neck things that cover your nose and mouth. So what I did was throw on a fleece jacket and sweatpants over my base layers, and took a thick North Face fleece headband I have and used it to cover my mouth. It worked pretty well! The jacket and sweatpants kept me really warm too. I also had on a hat and mittens. At one point I wanted to take off my mittens because my hands were so warm! Definitely go with mittens over gloves.
Here’s the final product! I got home and was dripping in sweat…so it goes to show with good preparation and layering, you can conquer any temperature!
I’m so glad I went for it, I felt really good when I got back. My calf is a little tight with a little shin pain…but that’s always the case.
I may do this again tomorrow…definitely beats the treadmill!
Would you rather be too hot or too cold on a run? Hmmm……