November 11 2015
This Washington, D.C. runner is a pro at running in the winter.
Does the cold weather outside have you contemplating hitting the treadmill? For some, this is a welcome break from pounding the pavement; for others, the monotony of running on a treadmill is equivalent to medieval torture.
Thankfully, the running gear industry dedicates a lot of time and research into designing clothing to keep us running in all temperatures. Usually, keeping your upper body comfortable pays dividends for your lower half. Here are some quick, easy, upper body dressing guidelines for braving the cold:
Jubralee Bra, $54, athleta.com
HeatGear Shortsleeve T-Shirt, $25, underarmour.com
Element Half-Zip, $60, nike.com
Infiniti Jacket, $100, brooks.com
As always, practice makes perfect. The more you experiment with layering to run in the cold, the better you will be able to judge what pieces you need in certain temperatures. Sometimes you may only need the base and insulting layers; sometimes you may need all three. Try different combinations until you find your “just right match.” Trust us, once you figure out the best combo – you’ll be running in layers of goodness!
Did you know Women’s Running magazine published a Winter Gear Guide in the Jan./Feb 2012 issue? Pick up a copy on newsstands now to find examples of the layers of goodness.