Dress For Success

The changing of the seasons is a tricky time for outdoor activities of almost any kind.  It’s difficult to know what to wear when the weather is so unpredictable.  Temperatures can swing 20-30 degrees in one day.  It’s especially hard to know how to dress for running in this weather because your body will warm-up so quickly while running.  I have found that if I warm-up and stretch inside I can more easily decided what is the best gear for that day. 

A five minute walk on the treadmill followed by five minutes of stretching and I’m warmed-up.  Then I can step outside briefly and if I’m slightly cool then I know I’m dressed correctly.  If I’m comfortable, then I’m over-dressed and if I’m freezing, I need another layer.  It may take a little trial and error to find the exact combinations of shorts, Tees, long-sleeves and jackets, but just pay attention and make notes.  Eventually you’ll face all types of weather and you’ll be able to look back at what you wore in those conditions last time.  That takes the guesswork out of it and you’ll be able to dress for success.

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