Since Winter is finally upon us, lets talk about temps, clothes and what to wear.
Some fun facts:
- We run most optimally at 55 degrees
- An extra layer of clothing is worth about 15 degrees
Here are some guidelines that I like to follow when dressing for certain temps.
This doesn’t mean this will work for you, but it's a great starting point for you to figure out what your best combination is.
50-60 degrees: Tshirt and shorts, sometimes capris
40-50 degrees: Long sleeve shirt, or T-shirt with gloves; shorts, capris or leggings (yes, even men wear running leggings!)
30-40 degrees: Long sleeve shirt, fleece vest, capris or leggings – gloves, earband
20-30 degrees: long sleeve shirt, another shirt/jacket over that, leggings, specialty warmth socks, gloves and hat/earbands –
Your base layers, those closest to your skin, should always be moisture-wicking so that it gets drawn to your clothes instead of accumulating and letting you become chilled. No cotton!
I recommend specialty socks for anything colder than 32 degrees Fahrenheit where frost bite can get your toes. Remember, shoes are meant to expel warmth and let coolness in.
Lastly, you don’t need expensive gear!! I love the C9 Champion line from Target!! Old Navy has a great running leggings and $1 gloves are my friend. I have lots missing it's pair!
Any other tips you want to share?