I ran my first below 30 degree run yesterday.
It was early, it was dark, and it was cold. It was 14 degrees.
I don’t have a lot of cold weather running gear. I started running this May so haven’t needed until recently. November was pretty mild, and I got in quite a few days in the 50′s!
December has seen more of the elliptical – since that we have at home. I’d been wanting to attempt an outdoor run, but needed some tights for starters. I finally made it to Scheels’ to get some. (Well, twice since I took the first pair back.) I ended up with Under Armour ColdGear Compression Tights.
Sheri came over at 6:30 and we headed out. I have some old ski stuff from years (and years) ago, so that’s what I wore. I wore my compressions socks with another pair over. Cuddle duds thermal, Nike long sleeve, a fleece jacket, and my old ski/snowboarding jacket. And my ski gloves and Neck Gater/Warmer which I love! I need to buy some for my kids.
Upper body was warm! Hands were sweaty! However, I need another bottom layer if it’s that cold. From my knees to hips, I was frozen. We were only out for about 30 minutes so not bad.
Someday I would like:
Yaktrax – for not slipping and falling on the snow and ice.
New running jacket -
another pant layer
But what I have will do for now.
I’ll be out there again. I really enjoyed the fresh air and being outdoors despite the cold.
Do you run in the cold? What’s your favorite cold weather gear item?