I'm sure we've had posts like this before, but why not:
Here in Baltimore, the weather is turning, there are dead leaves on the ground, and school is so in session that yesterday I gave my students a midterm. (Which they completely and utterly rocked!) That means its fall, and winter comes after fall, and that means the return of cool weather running!
I love running in the fall, and I grew to love running in the winter after I got myself some good cold weather running clothes. So, my question for y'all is: what is your preferred getup for running in the cold? I know what works for me, but I'm curious about what everyone else wears to run. What about running in the fall? How does your outfit change based on the seasons?
I hate running in shorts and I've never found a tank top I liked running in, so my go-to outfit this summer has been capris and a wicking t-shirt. I have two pairs of capris--a pair of black Asics and a pair of pink C9 (Target brand) looser capris. I have three t-shirts--one gray cotton-in-appearance tech t-shirt from Under Armor, a C9 same fabric gray t-shirt that says "Phys Ed Department", and a black Nike tech fabric t-shirt that says Hopkins Football on it.
I'll continue to wear the same clothes, but my first add -on will be these C9 pullovers I bought last year: I have three and they cost me ten dollars each and are super warm when I first put them on but wick away sweat AND magically get less warm as I get warmer. They feel almost fleece-like. I have them in pink, green and black. Then I'll add running tights underneath my capris. And, when it gets really cold in Baltimore (you know, that whole week), I have a royal blue warm compression shirt thing from Target.
And of course I have my warm Baltimore Ravens branded ear-band. Sometimes I try to run in gloves, but it doesn't work. I can't handle running in gloves, hats, or with things around my waist.
I also have a yellow rain shell from the half-marathon I ran; it's very light so it either goes over everything else or it doesn't make me any hotter when it's warm.
Obviously I would highly recommend the C9 Target athletic wear--it's cheap and I've found the quality to be as high as any of my other athletic clothes. The only item of running clothes that has "worn out" has been an expensive Under Armor shirt.
I know y'all love to show off yourselves, so feel free to post pictures of yourself in running clothes! This is the best recent picture I have of myself in running clothes, and I got distracted before the 1, 2,3 thing on my macbook went off. The beer is NOT part of the running getup:
I can't get my picture to embed. Oooops.