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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Clothes for winter

Winter is coming and I have been having problems dressing for the cold. It use to be that I just suffered through being pretty cold at the beginning of the runs - but for some reason . . . age might have something to do with it . . . I just don't want to suffer through that cold feeling and numb fingers.

I have been using 30 as my cut off point - above 30 and I am fine with my under armor shirt and light pants - below 30 and I have been putting on fleece under my pants. Problem with that is that although I am comfy when I start out - I get way too hot and start sweating.

Maybe part of the problem has been that our weather has been very erratic - this morning it was in the high 30's when I ran and tomorrow morning it is suppose to be in the low 30's with 15 mile an hour winds - which will mean a windchill in the mid 20's. Maybe if it gets cold and stays cold I will adjust to the colder temp's.

Tomorrow should be the beginning of about 7 + days of cold weather. Since I run at 6:00 AM - I will get to face the low temp's and will probably wear the fleece. How the heck could I be too hot when the temp is near 20 degrees? I know that I have hot flashes - but there is no way I should be too hot in those temp's. I will let you know how I feel after my run tomorrow morning.

MADISON, WI forecast

Partly Cloudy

Mostly Cloudy



Partly Cloudy
Extended Forecast
High: 48°
Low: 32°
High: 38°
Low: 26°
High: 33°
Low: 23°
High: 29°
Low: 21°
High: 34°
Low: 23°



  1. Oh yea I know that dressing for the weather is tough. I'm going to do a blog about it because I ran through the Colorado winter last year and think I finally got it down. The trick is not to overdress, but to not freeze either.

  2. This is why I am starting to run on the dreadmill a lot more. I am such a baby being in cold weather!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  3. Weather was pretty nice this morning - temp was 38 - and really no breeze to speak of. I was totally comfy with my nike pants, thermal top and light jacket. Gloves came off mid run.

    I look forward to your "dress for the weather" report. I was trying to come up with something catchy like "dress for success" but couldn't come up with anything . . .

  4. I am the same way with cold weather! You start off freezing but running in all that gear is no fun. Would you mind linking to this page in a post...
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  5. You are superwoman! I start running on the treadmill in about October! I wish I could buck up and run outside, it's much more interesting than indoors... But it's soo cold!!! :)

    Go you!!!