Running in the rain may be a no-brainer for you web-footed runners out there, but when the weather gets into the 30s it may be time to brush up on how to stay toasty.
Dress Appropriately for the Weather
While you'll warm up and get hotter the longer you run, you'll still want to avoid shorts to prevent hypothermia. At the same time you'll need to avoid bundling up too much so you won't get overheated.
It's important to strike the right balance by wearing clothes that will keep you warm enough and wick away moisture from your body at the same time.
A pair of Baleaf running tights won't bust your budget and are perfect for cold weather.
Don't forget gloves and a hat. You can always take them off once you've warmed up.
Choose Your Footgear Wisely
Wear trail shoes rather than your usual running shoes to give you more grip particularly if the cold weather turns condition snowy.
Socks such as Smartwool Women's Cold Weather Crew or another sock that wicks away moisture are also an essential addition. Even if your feet get wet you'll still stay warm.
Run during the day and/or wear a running vest or strobe light at night.
A shorter running stride can prevent you from slipping and falling.
Keep hydrated. Your body will require just as much water as if you were running in the summer.
Of course if you need a brush up on what to wear in rainy weather check out my previous blog, "The Art of Running Safely in the Rain"
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