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Getting chilly - what to wear

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by Anonymous, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous · Guest

    Now that I'm running every evening, I've noticed that it's getting a bit chilly.. At the moment I'm wearing a t-shirt and joggers with another yellow fluorescent t-shirt over the top - but it's still a bit cold.

    What do other chaps on here wear - should I be looking at just long-sleeved or long-sleeved thermal? There seem to be any number of things on the running shop websites.

    Also.. it's soon going to be dark when I'm plodding my way out of the village, but it'll still be commuter time. If I am to avoid becoming a bumper ornament for the local 4x4 loving numpties, should I wear lights ?

    all advice gratefully received

    a fish out of water
     
  2. Defren

    Defren · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Simon, I would wear something reflective, just to be on the safe side. Other clothing, what you feel comfortable with and that is non restrictive?

    I've never seen a fish in shorts. :lol:
     
  3. didie

    didie · Well-Known Member

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    I'd wear a long-sleeved thermal top under something reflective.
     
  4. Fraddycat

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    I have a high viz running jacket with reflective bands on it, I wear a long sleeved t shirt underneath.
     
  5. phoenix

    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    On a surprising number of days in winter, you'll find that you really don't need too much extra clothing.
    If it's really cold, some lycra running tights/shorts under your joggers or more cheaply, a pair of womens tights. You can buy thicker winter running tights or technical base layer tights... but you will only need them on the coldest days, and can be a bit expensive .

    Something like a Helly hansen 'base layer' top is useful. You can wear it by itself or if necessary under another top or a wind/rain jacket . I would avoid non technical T shirts, once they get wet with rain or sweat, they stay wet.
    I often find that unless it's very windy or raining that my jacket ends up tied in a lump around my waist.

    If there are no street lights then you could use a head torch. I've not tried one, we live in the sticks and I don't run in the dark unless I'm in the UK .

    For visibility, high vis hats, fluorescent bands, those flashing led lights,
    Enough ideas to dress yourself up like a Christmas tree here.
    http://www.rspp.co.uk/sport-safety-26-c.asp
     
  6. dawnmc

    dawnmc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Won't keep you warm lol but how about a head torch.
     
  7. louisewomble

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    I am a great fan of base layers for running.....they keep you warm without bulking you up! I have several sets as I work outside and wear them under my uniform in the cold weather so get lots of use out of them - as they are not cheap!
     
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous · Guest

    I plucked up the courage to wear my new "running trousers" this evening.

    Courage was needed because they make me look a bit like Max Wall !



    I have now ordered a thermal base layer to wear under my reflective top.

    Swim ( evolving ! )
     

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