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this might be a stupid question, but since its getting alittle cooler outside how should I dress when I run? Running in the morning fits my schedule but I could run in the evening if I had too.
I don't want to get sick from being warm/hot then cold after you run.
Runner's World has a "what should I wear when I run" section that you can input temp, conditions, etc and it will give you advice. Try this link
Kristy in NC
3/12/11 - St. Patricks Day 5K - First 5K - 43 min
7/4/11 - Peachtree Road Race - 1hr 30 min
9/2/11 - BB&T Sunset 5K - 40:48
10/22/11 - Rocktoberfest 5K - 38:53
11/5/11 - CommYOUnity 5K - 37:22
11/24/11 - Butterball 5K - 37:03
3/25/12 - Charlotte Motor Speedway 5K - 34:21
Jeff Galloway's site has a great guide for this. http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/tips_archives/seasonal.html
You will find what you are comfortable with. Keep in mind that you do warm up very quickly, so it is easy to overdress & therefore overheat.
60 degrees +: tank top or singlet and shorts
50-59 degrees: T-shirt and shorts
40-49 degrees: long sleeved T, shorts or tights or wind pants, sock or mittens and gloves
30-39 degrees: long sleeved T and T-shirt, tights and shorts, socks or mittens or gloves, and hat over ears
20-29 degrees: Polypro top or thick long sleeved T, another T-shirt layer, tights and shorts, mittens or gloves, and hat over ears.
10-19 degrees: Polypro top and thick long long sleeved T, tights and shorts, wind suit (top and pants), thick mitten, thick hat over ears.
0-9 degrees: Two polypro tops, thick tights and shorts (and thick underwear or supporter for men), Gore-Tex or similar thickness warm-up, gloves and thick mittens, ski mask and hat over ears, and Vaseline covering any exposed skin.
minus 15 to minus 1: Two thick Polypro tops, tights and thick polypro tights and thick underwear (and supporter for men), thick warm-up, gloves, thick (arctic) ski mask and thick hat over ears, Vaseline covering any exposed skin, thicker socks on feet and other measures for feet, as needed.
minus 20 and below: Add layers as needed. Stay in touch with the outdoor and ski shops for the warmest clothing which is thin. Watch your feet. There are some socks which heat up...and other innovations.
Note: There are only recommendations; use the combination of layers which works best for you.
Marie from Tennessee
Training for Disney 2013 Goofy Challenge.....Yes, I'm certifiably CRAZY!
61 year olds must be out of their minds to run a half marathon followed by a full the next day!
Disney Half Marathon 1/7/2012 2:37:59
Bear Hunt 5K 9/24/11 28:28 pb
Trojan Trek Trail 5K 8/6/11 31:45
Expo 10K 5/28/11 1:01:28,
Expo 10K 5/26/12 1:05:39
Eastman 10K 9/8/2012 1:01:11 pb
"Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1
The recommendations above are great places to start. If you're looking for general "rules of thumb," some folks say that you should dress as if it's 20°F warmer than it actually is. If you tend to run hot (like I do), you might adjust that to 25-30°F warmer. If you hate being cold more than anything in the universe, you might adjust that to 15°F.
For me, I'm wearing a t-shirt and shorts until it gets below 45°F. Between 44°F and 35°F, I'm looking at a long-sleeve t-shirt and shorts. Below 35°F, and it depends on whether or not it's snowing.
2012 Race Schedule
Providence Marathon (4:48:55)
Buffalo Half-Marathon (2:03:16)
Chicago Marathon (October 7)
I was really interested in this, too. Thanks! Good to see I don't have to pack all my shorts away and buy new long pants, just long sleeve Ts. Has anyone found gloves they really like? It was 62 here yesterday and the one thing I noticed was my hands were freezing most of the run. It would be nice to be able to fool with my iPod when it has problems.
Running: Started 5/6/2011; Graduated C25k - 7/21/11; Graduated B210k - 11/24/11;
PRs: 5k - 36:42; 8k - 1:10; 4.15 m - 53.41; 10k - 1:18; HM - 2:56:31
I may be slow but I'm persistant.
Goals: 5k under 30 min.; HM under 2 hr.; AG award in the USAF HM! and one full marathon.
It won't be easy but it will be worth it!