Finally dragged my arse out of bed for an early morning run today. Had a four or five week break since the clocks altered and only just got re-motivated. Damn it was cold. I'm fairly new to running and this is my first autumn/winter. Where do people stand on hats and gloves? I feel that they'd be lovely and toasty for a K or two but then get all hot and sweaty and urghhh! Any recommendations out there.
I wore gloves today on my lunchtime run. Your hands and head can get pretty cold when running so I recommend purchasing some.
I wear gloves that I use for cycling and they do me ok - have a look on wiggle or any running websites, plenty of options. You don't have to spend a fortune.
Hats and gloves appear when the temperature is 5 degrees or below. Anything warmer than that and they are unneccessary after 10 minutes of running.
If it's that cold you may well be wearing a jacket or something with pockets anyway. I got a cheap pair of gloves and a hat from Sports Direct, both work a treat, they don't get too sweaty either, I can run a good 15k in them, no problems.
As always, it is about what is comfortable for you, I used to be able to take the cold easily, no I've lost that thermal padding, I do feel the cold a lot more, I did draw the line at yellow hats and gloves though
Fingerless gloves are the way forward !
& those headband type things that cover the cold ears x
Been on sports direct and picked up some gloves. Nike only a fiver. Bargain. Longsleeved tops with hi-viz strips too. Always find spending money a great way to motivate myself into stepping over threshold.
Hadn't thought about taking gloves off when you get too warm....what a divvy. Think I'll stick them down the front of my shorts though to compensate for any *clears throat* 'shrinkage'!
Agree with Muppley, the headbands that are made to cover the ears are great as your head doesnt overheat but your ears remain toasty
Like Cougs I always pull my sleeves over my hands, they warm up after a mile or two.
On long runs where I'm going to be shedding clothes I just build in a circuit past my house and chuck hats and things into the garden - appreciate this won't work for you if you live 15 floors up though!
I never wear a hat, I get too hot. I do use a fleece earwarmer though, which keeps my ears from freezing without over-heating my head.
I use thin fleece gloves in very cold weather, but usually take them off after a mile or two. I has to be very cold indeed for them to stay on the whole run.
Like many others I get too hot in a 'full' hat so wear a fleece style buff which lets my head 'breath'. but keeps the ears warm.
I do have a pair of 1000 mile lightweight gloves but it has to be really cold to wear them - usually the numbness only last a mile or so anyway.......
Toes get pretty chilly though!
Another ear muff person here. I get earache when I'm running or cycling in the cold even if the rest of me is overheating but it's rarely cold enough for a full hat.
Thin gloves if it's really cold, then I take them off and put them in my waistband. As a women I don't suffer from shrinkage.
I wear gloves if it's a bit cold before I head out the door. My long runs go something like - gloves one - gloves off - gloves on - gloves off - gloves on ..... repeat about once per mile!
I've not yet reached hat wearing, but have worn my headband that covers my ears once this year.
cougie wrote (see)
Never bother with gloves. Just tuck your hands up inside your sleeves. Hat - it'd need to be really cold. And even then it would probably come off after a bit. Maybe go for a buff - you can wrap it round your wrist easily if you overheat.
I did the same last night for my 5 miler. Thought it was cold when i went out but then took my hat off half way around as my skull was being cooked
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