It’s pretty evident from the comments I’ve received on SGR that running outdoors is a requirement for good training. And since I don’t own any good winter athletic clothes, I’m turning to professional runner friends and strangers for advice. (I’ve already been advised not to wear cotton underwear while running in the winter.)
Let’s get one thing straight – I hate being cold. Hate it. Hate it. Hate it. I’m living as far north as I probably should, and even now, during some winters, I start looking at the map to find a warmer place to relocate.
I’ve been checking out a few sites about proper attire, including wicking gear. This handy little tool from Runner’s World says I should wear a winter cap, a long-sleeve wicking shirt, a jacket, tights (oy) and gloves during frosty mornings excursions.
I have to admit that the thought of wearing tights doesn’t get me excited. I’m guessing I’ll be able to wear a pair of pants/shorts over them. Will that defeat the purpose of the wicking feature?
Alright, alright. I can deal with the tights if they promise to keep me warm. Any suggestions on brands/types or where to buy them? I’d like to keep things local, but I haven’t mustered the nerve to walk into Ken Comb’s Running Store or Fleet Feet just yet.