Fall is officially here and the frost has settled in. October weather can be difficult to judge when gearing up for a run. If you are an AM runner, your wardrobe should reflect this. The morning air is crisp and the last thing you want to be focusing on is how cold you are, rather than your stride or mile count. Keep in mind, however, the air will turn warmer towards the end of your run. When it comes to running in the afternoon, we focus on the last leg of the run. Consider the longer your run, the more the temperature will drop because the sun will be setting earlier in the day. Our must-have for October runs is the Nike Power Training Capri.
This is the time of year when we like to start layering up. Depending on your climate, you might be dealing with snow and/or ice on the ground. If this is the case, we like to wear a lighter jacket with base layers underneath to trap heat in while still being ventilated. We love The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket because it is windproof but also doesn’t cause bunching when wearing layers.
We cherish the runs when a light snow is falling and the sun glistens off the ice on the trees. However, we don’t enjoy the bitter cold that can accompany the snow. We mentioned layering up in November, but this time we mean it! Base layers provide warmth and keep you comfortable with fast-drying, breathable fabric. We love using the Under Armour Storm Swacket as our main layering piece.
What We Wear: Head To Toe
Look for material that is breathable but also warm.
Focus on warmth and movability.
Layer with pieces that are able to wick away moisture.
Focus on function and durability.
Look for pieces that provide a wicking quality.
Layer with pieces that provide mobility and maintain shape.