Winter’s been pretty harsh in Baltimore and when I have to run outside, I need to bundle up. Here’s my favorite winter running attire:
- Moving Comfort Vixen C/D bra – I invested in this bra when I realized that all of my running bras were from Target … and college. Oops. I was training for my half marathon and not getting any younger, so it was time. Moving Comfort has a whole line of awesome bras, but this one stuck out to me because it doesn’t have all of the snaps and straps but still has awesome support.
- A long tank top – This one in particular is from Nike and I bought it and two other colors on clearance for $23 total from my local Charm City Run, but any long running tank will do the trick. The longer, fitted tops stay snug on the hips and don’t ride up.
- A fitted head/earband – Again, mine’s Nike but brand isn’t important. I actually bought another one when I temporarily lost this one and couldn’t deal with how tight it was on my head. Fit is what matters.
- A zip-up jacket – Mine’s is a beloved one from the Baltimore 10-miler. You just want it to cover your neck and not poke you. I’m coveting this one from Lululemon and also love Target’s selection. (I prefer 1/4-zip but will do full-zip in a pinch.)
- Brooks Women’s Essential LS v-neck – I am recommending this particular shirt because it’s amazing. it’s slim-fitting over the tank top and under the zip-up and is super soft. And thumbholes! They’re amazing when it’s so cold. I also appreciate a v-neck; running shirts are almost always crew neck.
- Thin, warm running gloves – Mine are from Under Armour and I do recommend investing in a decent pair. Regular ol’ cotton gloves will hold sweat and make your hands cold. Brrr.
- Under Armour Cold Gear running tights – I don’t know which particular pair they are because I bought them two years ago, but UA’s Cold Gear running tights are is amazing. I feel no wind on my legs when I run. It’s kind of amazing. I also have a Target pair that I love but I can feel the wind a little in those. They’re for 40-degree+ days.
- Non-cotton, thin underwear – I know, TMI, but if you’re going to wear tights that, well, tight, you need some form-fitting undergarments. These are cheapies from Target, but I do plan to invest in some nicer ones made from sweat-wicking fabric. (There’s a nice thought: Cotton underwear, sweaty, and in freezing temps. Who wants to go run??)
That’s all! It seems like a lot, but this is my go-to cold weather attire and most of it has lasted me for years. (I do also have plenty of less expensive running gear; this outfit just happens to be all running brand names.)
Do you have any running favorites? Any awesome underwear recommendations?