Cold weather running advice

Redbadger

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It has been fairly mild so far this winter but it looks as though temperatures will be dropping soon so I wondered how you guys cope with running in the really cold weather?

Do you buy winter-specific gear to train in or just layer-up? What sort of hat, gloves, socks, etc. to make sure you keep warm but don't overheat or end up a slimy pile of sweat and snot when you stop and warm down?
 

Tenkaykev

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Layer up, and dress for the second mile.
 

Stig-OT-Dump

Regular Member
My buff ends up as a wristband.
I sometimes carry my bunnet by the end of a run.
I bought some leggings out of Lidl a few years back and have never found anything to match them since.
If it's Baltic, then ilI' wear football (or even ski) socks, and a pair of really thin gloves from sports direct.
 

Tenkaykev

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Poole
I've been really surprised by just how effective a Buff worn around the neck can be. I ventured out for a run last night, absolutely freezing, I thought my fillings were going to fall out. I only managed 6k but by the end of the run the Buff was off and around my wrist.
They are inexpensive and magical bits of kit, I wear one in the summer to protect my neck from the sun. Oddly enough it doesn't seem to overheat me then, it's also great for soaking in water to keep you cool.
 
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