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What She Wore

One of the biggest questions I hear from runners is “what do I wear??” This is particularly relevant during the winter, but the answer is highly personal. There are some fairly objective measures (e.g. no super-thick Yukon-rated wool pants in the August heat and humidity), but ultimately it comes down to how comfortable you are with heat, cold, wind, rain, snow, etc. and a little bit of trial and error.

I am going to use this section to post just that – what I wore – for various runs, along with the temperature, weather conditions, type of run, and final verdict as to how successful my choices were (or weren’t). Whenever possible, I will include photos and links to the items I wear.

Verdict Key
Excellent: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
wouldn’t do anything differently
Good: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
great combination, might make a few small alterations (mainly on accessories)
Acceptable: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
not a total disaster, but probably wouldn’t wear for these conditions again
Bad: ⭐ ⭐
missed the mark, but not catastrophically
might as well have just turned around and gone home; never repeat this mistake again


Because these will outline my choices, based on my preferences, and may not be useful for everyone, here are some other great sites for helping you to determine what you should consider wearing on your runs:

Runner’s World‘s What to Wear calculator
Popsugar’s What to Wear on Winter Runs
Spark people’s Winter Workout Layering Guide (personally, I think these recommendations are better for slower activities where you won’t produce a much body heat and might cause you to overheat on a run)

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