Hi, need some advice
I am going to run a 5k race tomorrow and not sure what to wear. I have run a few races but never in a cold weather. When I am out running I wear a tshirt plus a long sleeved top and that's just fine, but I suppose it's too much for a race.
Would I be cold wearing a tshirt?
All depends how fast you run!!
You'll be running between 18-25 ish mins, i'd run in t-shirt if I was you, if you start getting cold run faster. If you have a run-walk strategy then I would wear more clothes, whats your target time??
So you will be looking to get round in 21-23 mins, t-shirt i'd say.....But go with what your comfortable, if your thinking about what your wearing you won't be thinking about the race.
Have a good warm up in a jumper and then go for it!
Shorts - no pants (assuming the shorts have inner briefs!)
PhilPub wrote (see)
I can run in skimpy shorts and vest in sub zero temperatures
When I competed in my first Fell-Races, I was surprised to see how many run in just vest & shorts, As an example, even with 5" of snow (& temperatures around the freezing point) on the ground, like at the 'Ilkley Moor Fell-Race' race in February, there were still loads out in minimal clothing
For the 'I-M F-R', I was wearing t-shirt/long-sleeve cycling-jersey/woolly hat/gloves, and I felt 'comfortable' in those (but in shorts. not 'longs')
Question; How can they (or in this case, you) get up to 'operating temperature', & more importantly maintain it
Unless they're 'going like a train' surely their work/heat output can't be enough?
Think it depends on how well your body copes with the cold.
Before a race starts I can get really cold, then as I get running I warm up and get hot, my hands and ears however just get colder and start to hurt so I need hat and gloves - I'm one of those very ridiculas runners that will wear shorts vest hat and gloves. When it's feezing I will wear a long sleeve top but right now it's not cold enough for that.
Longs as in tights are nearly always too hot to race in.
Oh and D2D I need knicks under my shorts or I'll be exposing everything I have to the world.
t-shirt, knee lenght tights, hat, gloves and if I feel cold, I just have to run faster
I'd be a puddle if I wore all that
Devoted2Distance wrote (see)
Lucky old you, just wait til you get older.
i suffer from Raynauds, always have done, hate cold weather, it's really very painful. Being a little too hot is better than being in pain.
I just ran 13 miles in 1.35 - vest and shorts and had to roll vest up so it was a crop top.
It's not exactly cold out there if you're working hard!
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