This weekend was my first week attending Borgess Run Camp which is a 13-week training program for a half marathon. (It started last week but I had to miss due to work) I’ve done Run Camp for the past 3 years and I keep going back for more. It’s a great way to force myself to get outside in run during the winter and it’s always fun to meet fellow runners. The way it works is you sign up for a pace group and are matched up with two coaches and a team of runners of similar pace.
The biggest struggle I find is figuring out what to wear on winter runs. It seems like I’m either overdressed or underdressed so I thought I would start to keep track of the conditions, what I wore, and how it worked to hopefully get a better handle on what to wear each week.
It was in the 20’s with not a lot of wind or precipitation.
What I wore:
- tank top
- long sleeve shirt
- running jacket The jacket is pretty thick and also has a hood.
- thick running tights (old)
- neck gaiter
- gloves (newer version)
- hat (from Target)
I ended up being on the warm side. Mostly just my head was overheating. Next time I think I’ll either go for a lighter hat, headband, or I could just wear a jacket with a hood. I was pretty sweaty after the 5 mile run and wonder if I could get away with just one long sleeve layer with this jacket at this temp.
Next weekend looks even colder and snowy so I might add another layer on the bottom and stay the same on top.
Be Happy, Be Healthy!