Running novice needs clothing help please!
Fairly new to running. Got the proper shoes (Brooks Adrenaline Gtx) and I like to wear merino socks with them. I have some Brooks running shorts and normally wear a cycling top as it has a useful pocket for my phone.
This was ok until it started to get cold and I really suffered tonight. Muscles never warmed up and I was very tense.
So I need a long sleeve top and maybe some leggings. I do tend to get very hot when exercising and always need to wear less than others so I don’t need anything thermal as such as I’ll be too hot. I don’t ever wear gloves or a hat for example as I overheat.
I don’t mind paying for something proven and decent but don’t want to spend too much.
Any ideas?Posted 4 years ago
As thecaptain says, Ron Hills. Great for cold weather. Stretchy, cheap and you cant kill them with a stick. Tights for when its really cold and wet. Ron Hills hang off you when they are wet.Posted 4 years ago
Helly Hansens are better than wool for running IMO as they hold almost no moisture and breath much better. A thin top over that and you can run in most weather.
Dont worry about waterproof jackets as you will end up just as wet inside once you start to sweat. A breathable jacket is best just to keep the wind off your chest.cynic-alMember
As the clothing doesn’t have as tough a job to do as bike clothung id have thought most of it will work ok.
I have some decathlo tights that do me through the winter, merino long sleeve and either wicking vest or windstopper top for minus celcius days – gloves and hat essential also.
I will never, ever wear Ron Hills, no item of clothing looks worse.Posted 4 years ago
I will never, ever wear Ron Hills, no item of clothing looks worse.
Well I suppose if looks are more important than function to you then knock yourself out. There is a reason some of our greatest distance runners have worn them for decades and its not really because they “look good”Posted 4 years ago66degMember
A wind proof top with full length front zip to regulate temperature asPosted 4 years ago
required ,zip up side pockets so thermal hat and gloves can be removed and not lost ,leggings optional but if really cold HH do underpants with a wind proof front panel , keeps John Thomas well happy.mikey74Member
I use Skins A200 leggings in the winter with Gore shorts over the top; 1000 Mile Fusion socks; Canterbury Cold baselayer (long sleeve or short sleeve, depending on the weather); Craft Extreme windstopper long-sleeve top layer; Altura skullcap.
I wore gloves when I first started but don’t really bother these days.
When things warm up a little I drop the Canterbury baselayer and during the summer I only wear the socks, shorts (with lycra shorts underneath) and a wicking, technical top.Posted 4 years agocynic-alMember
Well I suppose if looks are more important than function to you then knock yourself out. There is a reason some of our greatest distance runners have worn them for decades and its not really because they “look good”
Plenty of alternatives that perform as well without making you look like a 70s pervert.Posted 4 years ago
Nope. Ron Hill wasnt big on that although lots ran in the Asics/Nike trackster copies and there are lots of similar type “trackster” style running pants (Karrimor ones as above) which are equally as good. I saw Steve Ovett wearing a pair years ago at the national relays and the rest of his stuff was Nike 😀
You may be missing the point here. They are for running in, not standing around in. You know that right?
This whole 70’s pervert thing… is there something you would like to get off your chest?Posted 4 years agoglasgowdanMember
I just worked out that my 3 pairs of tracksters are nearly 20 years old!and not a rip on them…that’s good going. I used to wear them and a normal t-shirt under a long sleeve t-shirt with plain cotton gloves when I was training. Didn’t stop me running fast just because it all cost next to nothing.
That’s the beauty of running, it’s one of the only sports that’s barely affected by technology and equipment. It’s just you and your dedication/grit/ability to suffer. Always a runner at heart even though the body says no these days, I still imagine I could run a 4min 1500m if I stepped on a track now! (note the word ‘imagine’).
The tracksters now get used under my work trousers on cold days.Posted 4 years agodoboMember
did the grim original 8 mile today, not too cold but lots of water to run through around thigh height with one upto the chest. (if you take the wrong line like me..)
my clothing of choice is under Armour cold gear. performs fairly well in the wet and cold and is tight fit so doesnt sag in the water and has a soft feel on inside.
in non wet conditions i like some basic asics shorts a helly hansen long sleave base with any tech t-shirt over the top.
some nutters were running round in just skin tight gold pants, fury onesies, suits, nun outfits, batman suits etc, so i guess we can safely say that you can run in ANYTHING and it will work.Posted 4 years ago
just make sure your trainers and socks work
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