Run Doodle Run

The long road to 26.2

Cold Winter Race Day

Temperature: 23-28
Conditions: Sunny, Morning, Slight Breeze, Crisp
Type of Run: Race (Father Time Frolic 5 Miler)

Shirt: Under Armour ColdGear Cozy Crew
Vest: Brooks Women’s Nightlife Essential Vest III
Pants: Under Armour Authentic ColdGear Compression Leggings
Socks: SmartWool Ph.D. Run Medium Mini Socks
Hat: Under Armour Women’s Coffee Run Beanie
Gloves: Marmot Mittens

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Commentary: Admittedly, not the best photo. This was the first time I had run in a beanie because I have a tendency to overheat when I wear things on my head; however, it was cold enough that I was willing to risk it for this run. The course which we were running has a tendency to be a bit windy during the winter (wide open body of water), so I usually dress a bit warmer when I come here to compensate for that – the breeze wasn’t too bad, but was still there and I was glad I had my ears covered. Today was also the first time I tried out a new (to me) pair of Marmot mittens. They were very warm – when I took them off around 1.5-2 miles, my fingers were pruned and the insides were sopping wet. I think I will keep these for the coldest of cold runs and for before an after more typical winter runs. (This is the closest version I can find to what I have, but mine do not have a Gore-Tex lining). Overall, I was very comfortable throughout the run. I pulled the sleeves of the shirt up when I was in more wind-protected areas and pulled them back down when it got windy. I never felt cold, not did I feel like I was on the verge of overheating.

Verdict: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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