so, the weather has finally turned to wet & windy here in Portland, and the season seems to be setting in. it's dark for my morning and evening commutes now so it's cooler and less forgiving for clothing; although it's definitely not cold yet.
in past winters, i've run in the following (top to bottom):
- tech ball cap (nike dryfit); or helly hansen skull cap if it's < 40deg.
- loose tech shirt (short sleeve or long sleeve depending on temps)
- long sleeve tight tech shirt (like nike pro)
- gloves if it's < 30deg
- running shorts with built-in liner (40degs & above); or running pants (loose, tapered at the ankle w/a zip) for colder
- smartwool running socks
i'm starting to wonder if i should go all tight lycra so that i'm not carrying loose water logged fabric; or if i should consider getting a water resistant layer (jacket & pants).
i run pretty hot; and I've always thought i would end up getting wet from the inside anyway, but i'm starting to reconsider...
what are your experiences?
how do you dress for the cold and wet?
thanks up front!