13 years ago
Tim6298

What to wear during a cold weather race?

I was thinking about running a 5k race tomorrow, however I never ran a race in the cold weather before (it will be in the 30s tomorrow), what should I buy to wear? I really dont have cold weather running clothes, I dont think shorts will work in the cold.
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13 years ago
Anonymous
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if you go to a sporting goods store buy underarmour winter wear...i used to play sports in the cold all the time and this clothing keeps you warm while absorbing sweat... they have shirts as well as pants that you could wear that wouldn't bother you while you ran...
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13 years ago
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im running a turkey trot race in orlando tomorrow. The weather is low 40's and im planning on wearing under armour long sleeve and nylon long pants and shoes of course. You don't want to wear shorts because your muscles get cold and move slower. Also wear a ski cap over your ears because your ears can get really cold in <40 degree weather.
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13 years ago
Anonymous
30 degrees sounds cold and it will feel cold at the start of the race. By the middle of the race you will be nice and warm. At that temperature I wear sweat pants, sweat shirt, and a hat. If it is sunny and snowy, then sunglasses too. I've seen people in run in all sorts of different clothing. Basically what ever is comfortable for you to run in is good.
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13 years ago
cdog18
Definitely get Under Armour. Try the Cold Gear leggings which you could wear under running shorts. Also the Cold Gear Longsleeve Mock. Maybe wear a sweatshirt before the race. Oh and wear gloves too. Hope that helped. Good luck in the race!
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13 years ago
Jason
30 degress wont be too bad you could were regular running shorts and like a long sleeve shirt and be fine. (watch all the people from like texas gives me the thumbs done, because 30 degrees is a nice day where i live)
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13 years ago
Canadian Snowgirl
Thirties isn't too bad. I would wear lightweight running tights and a thicker coolmax long-sleeved and gloves.
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13 years ago
Anonymous
like Langboy20 said, under armour is best for the cold. it absorbs heat and hold the warmth in. there are under armour shirts and spandex, (the pants).
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13 years ago
Anonymous
I think clothes will work. Yes wear clothes.
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