>Running 101>Cold Weather- what do I wear?
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I want to start a running program, but I live in Michigan (winter is pretty darn cold!) - what should I wear on my outdoor runs so that I am not too warm by the end of the run & not to cold at the start! I used to run cross country back in the day, but our seasons never went beyond the month of November so I really have no idea how to dress appropriatley Dec-Feb. Any advice would be great, thanks!
I'm in MI, too (howdy, neighbor!). Last Winter I found that for most runs a single layer on the bottom and 2 on top were good (base layer + fleece or windbreaker...always make that outermost layer something that can easily be zipped all the way off and tied around your waist if you get too warm). When it's really cold and/or windy I would wear wicking long undies under my pants and an additional layer on top. I'd wear heavier gloves, too. I always wear a hat, but for extra cold runs I might wear something like a balaclava or add a neck gaiter.
And this Winter I plan to wear sunglasses, since the wind and cold always bug my eyes (in addition to snowflakes hitting my eyeballs and sticking to my eyelashes). I found a nice pair of Tifosi photochromics that I think will be perfect...now I just need to get some sort of anti-fog treatment for them, like Cat Crap, or something.
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