Wednesday, April 13, 2011
A Beginner's Guide to Running - Outdoor Temperatures
Now that the weather has been warming up here in New England, I actually have to stop and think more about my running attire.
Because in winter? It's FRIGGING cold. I simply bundle up.
In summer? Easy. Running shorts/skirt/capris and a jog bra.
Spring weather is fickle. And so am I when it comes to what to wear with the constantly fluctuating temperatures. Because there's nothing worse than being uncomfortable and overheated during a run.
When my Sis came to visit, she gave me this advice that I swear I had NEVER HEARD BEFORE and I totally could not believe I had NEVER HEARD IT BEFORE:
*Dress for 20 degrees warmer than the actual temperature.*
Why had I NEVER HEARD THIS BEFORE?
It's 40 out? Dress for 60. Pants/capris and long sleeve running tee with jog bra underneath. If it gets too hot, tie the shirt around your waist.
It's 50 out? Dress for 70. Short sleeve shirt.
Genius, I say. Pure genius!
And a huDge help for those 5am runs when I would have no clue what to wear!
(Did you already know this valuable bit of wisdom? And why did I NOT?!)