What to wear

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15/03/2009 at 21:21
I am running in my first half marathon in Edinburgh on 5th April. I would welcome advise on what to wear. Will I be to cold in a sleeveless top?
M...eldy    pirate
15/03/2009 at 21:22
Who knows ...  what do you usually wear?
15/03/2009 at 21:42
At the moment a long sleeved top but too hot today.
M...eldy    pirate
15/03/2009 at 21:42
it really isnt rocket science and only you know what is best for you

If you were too hot today, wear less 
15/03/2009 at 22:09
Thanks. Guess it is common sense but just want to make sure I get everything right. Have entered 2 previsuos half mathons and never made it to the staritng line due to injury.
16/03/2009 at 10:58
Surely it depends on the weather on the day of the race?
17/03/2009 at 09:57
For racing, wear a vest: You will feel faster.
17/03/2009 at 12:34
How about a vest top with a lightweight long sleeved one over the top?  You can take this off and tie round your waist when you warm up - I did this on a warm half marathon on Sunday and it was fine, not at all cumbersome.  Edinburgh tends to be a bit windy and chilly! Good luck
17/03/2009 at 13:09

In a race that isn't too cold I would go for a vest, I don't wear a vest at any other time but racing and it makes me feel faster and my arms move easier


17/03/2009 at 19:40
Thanks for the advice everyone. Will take a number of options and decide on day.
17/03/2009 at 21:27
All winter  i have been wearing baselayer,tights etc but last Saturday it was warm enough to go out in my vest and shorts and man did it feel good! On race day it has to be vest and shorts
17/03/2009 at 21:51
Unless it's freezing, short sleeve top, you'll be too warm after a mile or two. First run of the year in shorts and t-shirt at the weekend. Lovely. Freezing again this weekend probably.
cougie    pirate
17/03/2009 at 22:22
Never get cold legs - so I keep with shorts all year round. No idea how people race in jackets and tights.
18/03/2009 at 11:11
A personal decision, but I always wear a vest and shorts for races, regardless of the weather. Well, I have occasionally worn a short-sleeved tee, but would never wear a jacket or leggings, or even long sleeved shirt. It's true that in the first mile of a race I sometimes envy people wearing jackets, but once into the second mile, when they are starting to take things off and look very uncomfortable, I know I've made the right decision.

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