As the blistering heat of the summer months fade away, and I think of the prospect of retiring my shorts for the winter a few things come to mind 1) Typically cooler weather means faster times and less chafing for me 2) A guide on what to wear for these “intermediate months” would be nice.
I mean when it’s really hot it’s an obvious choices to go for shorts and a tank, when it’s really cold the pants, tights, long sleeves and coats come out.
Here is my product guide on how I dress by temperature
Shorts & breathable tank/tee shirt. I personally prefer compression shorts over loose fitting ones- due to the fact that this girl has some triple thickness happening in the thigh region- so I am inclined to chaf when I wear those shorts on longer runs. I really like Moving Comforts, Under Armour and Nike Compression shorts .
Depending on the conditions will depend on if I go tank or tee. If it’s 65 and breezy I’ll probably do a tee, 65 and sunny I’ll do a tank. With temps 75 and up I’ll be in a tank. I am really not particular about my shirts. As long as they wick the sweat I am happy. I most own Under Armour, Nike, and Target brand workout shirts, and am happy with all of them.
Loose/light long sleeve shirt good for wicking, and comfortable capris. Most of my capris are target brand and I like them, pants are an area I need to invest more money in I only have a few pairs so cold winter running means a lot of laundry for me. I am also a fan of vests, and fully intend to purchase a Brooks vest I have had my eye on for the coming cold months.
I have a few long sleeved shirts that I love. Mind you these are not the compression long sleeves. The ones I am referring to here are loose, and not super tight to your body.
Other options include short sleeved shirts with compression warmers for arms and or calves. I also plan to snag some of these this season as well and give them a whirl in cool weather training.
Depending on your comfort level you could always put on a compression tank under your loose fitting top, or add a light jacket over a tee shirt.
Below 50 is when I use my compression/heat gear. At below 40 is when I’ll start to double layer (Under Armour heat gear under a loose long sleeve or under a coat), and long tights. This is when I break out my running coats, and will double up on layers