The temps are finally starting to drop here in New York, and true winter running will be upon us soon. Running in freezing cold doesn’t sound all that alluring, so having the right gear is critical to making it bearable.
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Anyway, this post is all about the winter running gear I wish I could go out and buy. Some of it I actually need (really!) and will in fact buy.
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GPS Running Watch
There’s nothing actually wrong with my current watch, except that it’s old and doesn’t sync with Garmin Connect. From what I understand, this new model will pair with the app on my phone to sync the workout data.
Clearly one pair of good cold gear running tights is not enough, so I actually do need these. They make a huge difference in keeping leg muscles warm–especially during down time while waiting for a race to start. I’m eyeing these 2XU Women’s Hyoptik Reflective Thermal Compression Tights on Amazon.
Base Layer Top
I LOVE my Craft baselayers (I have one in white and black). At first glance, they appear so thin that they couldn’t possibly keep your core warm, but boy are they deceiving! I though I wanted to add another of the same model to my collection, but then I actually found all this Craft gear on Amazon and I want it all!
First Layer Top Quarter Zip
Where did all my quarter zips go? I think last year I cleaned house of gear that was 10+ years old and intended on restocking this year. Need! Found this from Sugoi, which is a brand I’ve always loved.
Full Zip Jacket
I have a thick wind-stopper jacket, but it’s too bulky for a typical cold weather run. I really have always needed a lightweight jacket like this.
I’m not big on socks, but when it gets cold my toes go numb pretty quick! I hear that these are great at preventing that.
If you’ve ever caught a rare pic of me on Instagram with my hair down, you may have noticed I have a massive amount of hair. I usually only go with a headband like this for my ears! Mine is so old and stretched out, I can really use a new one.
I may or may not have gotten carried away, but I would love to run outside for the majority of the winter and it is a necessity to have the gear! Please let me know what you think!
What would you add to the list?
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