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1098 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 5, 2009 8:20 PM by Graciemygirl
Graciemygirl Rookie 27 posts since
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Mar 5, 2009 6:34 PM

first 5 miler...and it's supposed to rain/snow


I am excited to run this race but it is supposed to be rainy and possibly snowy.  I have been wearing tights and base layers with adequate warm layer over them but wondering what I should wear on top to stay dry without over heating now?  I dont want to get too hot and I do not want to underestimate the weather.  Any advice will help!






Thanks so much!






Angie Drew 
  • spicegeek Community Moderator 2,563 posts since
    Jan 14, 2007


    don`t go crazy with the top layers - I usually find even the colest weather a thin long sleeve wicking shirt and thick fleece jacket is more than enough - throw a water proof wind breaker over the top if you want a dry layer - I like to have zippers on the jacket and fleece so I can open then during the race if necessary - but for 5 miles - as it`s a shorter distance and it won`t take that long to run I wouldn`t bther with a wind breaker but I would check a dry fleece to change into after the race






    Good Luck !!!



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