Friday, February 27, 2015

Fitness Friday: How to be #WeatherProof



I'm sure the thought of working out outside during the winter time is less than appealing to you (as it always has been with me).  In all honesty, when the alarm goes off at 5:45 AM and you see it "feels like -17 degrees," most people would think you're bat shit crazy for getting up and working out in the bitter cold.  But not with November Project.  The term "fair weather" runner doesn't even exist because this tribe of fitness fanatics works out under all conditions.  Before you start wondering if I'm crazy enough to work out outside when it "feels like -17 degrees," no, I drew the line last week for the sunrise 6k and chose not to run outside at 6 AM (I also needed sleep but that's a whole other story).  But, I have definitely worked out outside when it's in the teens (and colder) and the only way to do it is to perfect your layering and #weatherproof gear.  
I always start with a thin (but warm) base layer of Uniqlo heat tech leggings and top and for my top half layer I add an Under Armour fleece lined dri-fit long sleeve, usually my North Face fleece on top of that, my trusty ultra light down vest and a sold windbreaker.  For the bottoms, I throw on my Under Armour fleece-lined leggings and my newest edition, my Lululemon base runner sweats.  You could also take the approach my BRF (best running friend) Nina takes and get some Sugoi Subzero Tights (some people can't do multiple layers on the bottom and that's cool, you have to find what works best for you).  Oh and don't forget the wool socks, gloves and headband.  This is probably my max amount of layers and I just kind of subtract depending on the temperature.  Always keep in mind: dress like it's 20 degrees warmer (because once you start moving your body will really heat up).


New York City Marathon Asics Jacket, Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Vest, Under Armour ColdGear Long Sleeve Top, Lululemon Base Runner Pants, Under Armour ColdGear Leggings, Asics Shoes, Feetures Socks, Under Armour Infrared Headband

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