but layers make running DELIGHTFUL! I wanted to take the time to share some tips on dressing for the winter running weather. You want to make sure you are warm and dry, but pay close attention to layering and make sure you are not overdoing it so you don’t overheat mid run. Here are some rules of thumb I like to adhere to:
30 degrees: 2 tops, 1 bottom. Long-sleeve base layer and a vest keep your core warm. Tights (make sure your knees are covered).
10 to 20 degrees: 2 tops, 2 bottoms or 1 pair of insulated pants/tights. A jacket over your base layer, and wind pants over the tights works good.
0 to 10 degrees: 3 tops, 2 bottoms. Two tops (a moisture wicking base layer and a quarter zip) and a jacket (preferably wind resistant). Windbrief for the fellas.
Minus 10 to 0 degrees: 3 tops, 2 bottoms, extra pair of mittens (hand warmers), 1 Buff wrapped around mouth or a balaclava.
Minus 20 degrees: 3 tops, 3 bottoms, 2 extra pairs of mittens, 1 balaclava, sunglasses. Or…STAY INSIDE AND WAIT FOR WARMER WEATHER!
- Angela, Gazelle Sports Northville