Wintery Run Layering 101

I'll be the first to admit it right here right now this post is not based on much experience.

I am a three season runner through and through. Kudos to you tough kids that can handle the sub freezing temperatures. I have tried, and tried and come to realize I am just not cut out for real winter running. That said I do know a thing or two about what I would wear if I woke up one day and decided to be just crazy. I will say there is something pretty magical about running in a snowfall when nobody else is around. 

Here's my guide on what to wear when the weather gets on the down LOW:

0°C

:: run with me headband (on sale), frosty run gloves, inspire tight ii, base runner 1/2 zip ::

  • Start with warm socks that cover your ankles - no skin exposed here!
  • A headband - I like these better than a hat because it allows your head to breathe more haha!
  • Just one pair of tights is perfect for this temperature
  • A sports bar
  • A base layer - I really love the swiftly for this
  • A over layer - something you can take off mid run that will keep you warm for the first half
  • Gloves - I like that these snap together - I am forever misplacing my glove pairs, this solves that problem!

- 10°C

:: add + fluffed up vest ::

  • Start with warm socks that cover your ankles - no skin exposed here!
  • One or two pairs of tights - I like to buy some of my spandex a size up so that I have the option to layer it on really cold days
  • A sports bar
  • A headband
  • A base layer - I really love the swiftly for this
  • A over layer - something you can take off mid run that will keep you warm for the first half
  • A vest - I LOVE a good vest. This one is particularly great because it has a reflective zipper layer so if you're running at night cars can see you
  • Gloves 

- 20°C

:: add + feelin' frosty softshell jacket ::

First of all - are you CRAZY?! There's still time to change your mind - here, a great treadmill challenge for you!! Ok, no still going outside - fine! Here's what I would wear if I was crazy enough to come with you. Ok fine, I'll come.

  • Start with warm socks that cover your ankles - no skin exposed here!
  • A headband OR a hat
  • two pairs of tights - I like to buy some of my spandex a size up so that I have the option to layer it on really cold days
  • A sports bar
  • A base layer - I really love the swiftly for this
  • A over layer - something you can take off mid run that will keep you warm for the first half
  • A vest - I LOVE a good vest. This one is particularly great because it has a reflective zipper layer so if you're running at night cars can see you
  • A jacket - something with vents is perfect for when you heat up
  • Gloves 
  • Mittens to wear over the gloves
  • If it's snowing too then I'd also bring a pair of grips

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