This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. All opinions are my own.
I won’t lie, I hate the cold. I’d move to Florida if it wasn’t for my job and my friends and family all being here. So when it comes time to do run training in the winter, it’s tough for me to get out there. I’ll often do my shorter runs during the week at the gym on the treadmill, but for the longer weekend runs I can’t stand being on the treadmill that long. So I have no choice but to bundle up and get out.
In order to stay warm I’ve at least got some good tips after a number of cold winters here in Pennsylvania! Here are my favorite ways to dress when you have to run out in the cold:
I like a long pair of pants to keep me warm in the cold! The ones that I have are warm and comfortable, but the best part for me is that they have pockets! So I don’t have to wear a belt or anything to carry stuff with me.
Long sleeve shirt
A long sleeve shirt to keep you warm during the winter is a must. I love to have them because they are so versatile – you can wear just the long sleeve shirt when it’s above freezing, and then use it as a base layer with a jacket overtop when it’s below 32 degrees.
My go-to now is the Mizuno Breath Thermo Base Layer Crew. I was curious to see how well it would work when I first tried it on – it feels really lightweight and I wasn’t sure if it would actually keep me warm. But it does an amazing job! It uses their new breath thermo technology, which is specifically designed to generate heat and keep you dry (I’m normally covered in sweat but this did a pretty good job!). Plus it’s so pretty in this gorgeous pink and purple color! I know I’ll get a ton of use out of it for the fall, all through the winter, and the beginning of spring so it’s a great investment.
Once it hits around 35 degrees I definitely want a jacket over my long sleeve shirt to keep me warmer. I have a couple of different ones that I really like, and I’ll use various jackets based on how cold it is out there. I have lighter ones and heavier ones.
I find that if my hands get cold, all of me feels much colder. That’s why gloves are a must. I have this pair of Mizuno Breath Thermo Warmalite gloves, made from the same stuff that my long sleeve shirt is made of. Not only do they keep my hands nice and warm, they have a touchscreen capable forefinger that actually works! I’ve had other gloves which claimed to be touchscreen capable but it was hit or miss. This one was consistent in working.
Aside from my fingers, the other main thing I need to keep warm is my head – or specifically, my ears! I always wear a hat if it’s going to be under 50 degrees. I like this style from Bondi Band which also has a cutout hole in the back for ponytail.
There are lots of great things to wear when it’s cold out, and thanks to that I don’t have to make excuses when it comes to running in the cold. Well, I might still try, but I can ultimately get out there and get it done without too much complaining…
How do you keep warm when it’s cold out?