Frost, snow, and cold are no excuse for putting away your running shoes. And with the right running outfit, you can ensure that you will not be too cold or wet on your run.
You have probably been there. The thermometer shows freezing temperatures, the wind is shaking the trees, and although spring is on the way, you are sure that those dark clouds over the city are hanging there, threatening snow. And you really wanted to go on that run, but now that the weather is so bad, unfortunately you will probably have to stay inside on the couch and watch a good movie instead.
As long as you dress properly, there is no reason to let the cold get in the way of your run.
With these five tips, we guide you to the perfect running outfit in the cold winter and spring months.
1. WEAR SEVERAL LAYERS ON YOUR UPPER BODYWhen you are going for a run in the winter cold, your clothing should be warm, comfortable, sweat-wicking, and windproof. Therefore, the best way to make sure you are well-dressed for your run, is to dress in several layers.
A woolen basis layerThe most important requirement for your basis layer is that it should be sweat-wicking. Otherwise, you will be both wet and cold, as soon as you start to sweat. Furthermore, it is a clear advantage, if the clothing is also warm and comfortable. Thus, you may want to invest in a wool-T-shirt or woolen shirt from DILLING. The clothing is made from exclusive Merino Wool, which helps regulate body temperature, and which effectively absorbs moisture. At the same time, the material protects against sweat odors, so you can give it all you’ve got on your run without worrying about smelling too much. The woolen clothing comes in several colors and models for both men, women, and children. You can see the entire selection of outdoor woolen clothing here.
A warm middle layerIf it is very cold, you might want to put on a middle layer. Just like the basis layer, the middle layer should be sweat-wicking, and of course it should also be warm. If you need a middle layer, you may want to put on an extra woolen shirt from DILLING.
A windproof outer layerFirst of all, your outer layer must be windproof. This is because, if the cold wind goes straight through your clothing, you will soon be cold, even if you are wearing a good insulating layer underneath. Invest in a thin, windproof running jacket with a breathable membrane to protect against the wind while making sure that the moisture can be wicked away from your body.