The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend‘s October e-mail newsletter. Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King.
We’ve probably touched on this before but going into this time of year sometimes the most difficult part of our run is just getting out the door. We’re losing daylight and summer warmth at the same time. Mornings are beautiful but a chill lingers and those shorts and t-shirt just aren’t cutting it anymore. Well, never fear, that’s why they make great running gear and you hear all the time “there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing”. As much as I hate to go from shorts and t-shirt weather, sometimes it’s fun to dig through the closet for those long lost tights or pick up a new jacket that fits and feels as well as new shoes do.
It’s important to keep your core warm but just as important are good accessories for your appendages. I hate cold hands and it’s what keeps me inside many of those really cold days so that’s why I have 5 pairs of gloves, one pair for every 10 degrees the temperature drops. And don’t forget the hat, Buff for the neck, glasses, arm warmers, and socks. There’s something for everybody to keep you warm and comfortable. So remember, as our temps drop, the miles don’t have to.