Winter running

what to wear?

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19/10/2002 at 12:23
I just started running this summer,up till now I,ve got away with wearing shorts and vest. But this week weather has turned "Baltic",Irecently purchased a pair of running tight and they are fine. I have also bought a rain proof jacket for wet weather. It is fine first mile or so but as I sweat a lot I find it to hot for longer runs.It has vents at back to let air through but even with zip down to waist, there's still not enough air going through.So was wondering what the rest of the Sweaties wore on a cold windy day.
19/10/2002 at 14:36
I don't like to wear a rainjacket, I tried my husband's. I also tried someone's gilet, I like that as ther is enough ventilation going on. I purchased one recently for myself, but haven't worn it yet.
I suppose a wicking t shirt or long sleave shirt is good. But I haven't worked out for myself yet what to wear, when it is really cold.?My wooly jumper?
19/10/2002 at 18:13
I too have this trouble. Find I freeze on my runs now, this is my first winter of running. Have got tights, but not sure what to wear on top. I have been looking at long sleeve tops, is it best to go for thermal ones, or wicking ones?
I think I might be too sweaty in a jacket, but I may have to try one.
19/10/2002 at 19:39
I usually find i get quite warm running so just wear short and t shirts in any weather. Plus I hate ronhills.
19/10/2002 at 22:31
if you wear a wicking top - what do you wear over the top to wick the sweat into-

i soon get chilly after getting sweaty which is quite often as I am fast walking not running!
20/10/2002 at 13:10
I use a gilet. It may be cold to start with but once you get going, It seems to be ok.
20/10/2002 at 17:36
In the winter or if the weather is cold I wear running tights and find a gilet is best as if I wear a light jacket I end up having it tied round my waist for most of the run. I'm a real sweaty so under the gilet I wear a short sleeved wicking top or if its really cold a long sleeved wicking top. You can buy them in all sorts of weights so best to go to a specialist running shop and have a good look at whats on offer. I have invested in a concurve jacket that you can remove the sleeves so that I can train in the rain this year without ending up soaking wet and cold.
20/10/2002 at 17:40
I think village runner has said it all. I totally agree
21/10/2002 at 10:49
Boy, it was cold last week (we meerkats get chilly awful quick) the moment I'm going out in trackies (the lovely Ron Hill water repellant ones) and a Hind long sleeve top. It's a man's top, but as it was in a sale, and the small size fitted me, how could I resist? It's really snug while still being lightweight. I also wear a hat, otherwise I get very bad cold-induced earache after a few minutes: currently wearing a Nike lightweight fleece job.
21/10/2002 at 10:57
Over the weekend when it was really cold I wore lycra cycling shorts under my running
shorts to keep the tops of my legs warm;
a long sleeved wicking shirt and a gillet.
It was a bit warmer this morning so I wore a short sleeved dry fit type shirt under the gillet.
I find the gillet great for stopping the cold
hitting you in the chest
21/10/2002 at 13:45
did a 10 k walk and loaded up on layers - wick t shirt - cotton longsleeve - long tshirt to cover my btm! and a fleece
tracksters and lycra shorts and nylon waterproof trousers - two pairs of socks!

I feel the cold and it was damp and chilly but not surprisingly I got warm and sweaty - especially my legs but I was impressed with the wick t as it was dry although the cotton top was damp where my rucksack had been

think probably some more technical stuff would have helped and ditch the cotton and nylon things!
21/10/2002 at 13:47
I bought the M&S view from gilet and ran in pouring rain last week with a surf shop microfleece underneath (+ bratop). Kept fairly dry and about right temperature. Haven't sorted out the head gear problem though - dripping rats tails by the time I'd finished my hour!
21/10/2002 at 15:10
I think we are getting there, ready for the real winter.
We could do with some advice about hats and gloves and maybe socks for that matter, to be complete
21/10/2002 at 15:29
Fox Running socks (Fox sox??) keep my paws warm.
21/10/2002 at 21:37
The Evil Pixie

I know it's abit of an extreme solution, but have you considered laser eye surgery. I had mine done in April and can highly recommend it!

On a different note short hair does mean cold ears, so I would like advice on a hat (preferably one that doesn't have teacosy tendancies)
21/10/2002 at 21:43
There is very little pain involved ... discomfort is a more accurate description and that's only for a couple of hours
21/10/2002 at 21:46
hmm very strange comment
21/10/2002 at 21:50
Having seen lots of eye injuries from cotacts in casualty, Ive stuck to my specs
But NOT good when you cant seein the rain and youre fogged up
Would love to try laser surgery, but as Ive only got one pair of rather defective eyes, im scared
26/10/2002 at 18:23
I only need glasses for seeing so don't wear them for running(!) but my ears get very cold. Don't know about a hat though cos I think it will be too hot. Just bought a headband. Makes me feel 13 again. i suppose real runners don't care what we look like, do we?
26/10/2002 at 21:08
I'm a glasses wearer (haven't seem my belly button in focus for years!!) so when it rains i can have problems, however - if it's raining when i start out, i wear a clear visor with a headband that i purchased from a company called Ultrasport many years ago. Don't know if they still do them but it's just a piece of strong visor shaped plastic with an elastic band that's adjustable for round the head. The headband helps to hold it on. A bit of material goes round the plastic edge that goes against the forehead. Keeps the rain off my glasses without overheating my head.
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