What to Wear?

Florida’s weather has been pretty unseasonably cold lately. Normally, we might have one or two days of below freezing temps, but having a week of sub-freezing temperatures is unprecedented.

 

All week, I’ve been taking note of the temperature, what I’m wearing, and how I feel in it. This weekend’s marathon is going to be COLD and I want to make sure that I wear the right thing!

 

Yesterday, I woke up hungry so I ate a small snack…

 

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…and waited for the weather to warm up. Wow! Heat Wave!!! Just kidding, of course.

 

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I layered myself up and felt pretty warm on the run actually. I noticed the only thing cold was my face and hands.

 

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My Garmin was dead, so I did the old “oven timer” method. I was gone for about 2.5-3.0 miles? I HAVE to make sure it is properly charging on Saturday night or I will die.

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Once I got back from my quick run, I made a bowl of Kashi hot cereal, with bananas and strawberries.

 

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Oh, and a handful of blueberries.

 

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Kelly and I went shopping for marathon clothes! We know, we know. You aren’t supposed to do anything new on race day. Kelly wanted something warm and cute to wear, and who can blame her?

 

We started out at the Lululemon Outlet, which we were a bit disappointed in. There was not very much running gear, and nothing at a reasonable price. They did have some great yoga gear, though!

 

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Next, we tried the Adidas Outlet. Strike Two!

 

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She finally found something warm and inexpensive at Target. Whew!

 

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Right now the forecast for Sunday’s marathon is COLD!

 

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I’m still trying to think of how I will dress for the marathon. I’m nervous that I will be to hot or too cold. The forecast changes quite frequently, so it’s possible that it could be totally different from that.

 

If you are coming from out of state to run the Disney marathon (like BFF Debbie) I would suggest packing options. You never know what Florida’s weather can do!

 

Other eats of the day included:

 

Turkey, cheese, and spinach wrap + clementine

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Trail mix from Trader Joe’s!

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The rest of the bag of Sweet potato chips– probably 2 servings at least. Oops.

 

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Dinner was Panera bread… again. I love it.

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How would you dress to run in 30-45 degree weather? If you’re running Disney this weekend, what are you wearing?

 

Right now, I am considering wearing layers that I can throw to the side (ie: old clothes i don’t care about) over my normal running gear. I will wear shorts unless it’s below freezing. I hate running in pants.

 

❤ MegaNerd

Frozen Solid

Brrrrrrrr. It’s SO COLD outside here in Ohio!

 

I had plans to run yesterday, but it was just “too cold”. It was around 18 degrees for most of the day, and I was being a wimp. The weather channel said that it was supposed to get up to 34 today (heat wave!!!) so I decided to wait until today.

 

When I woke up this morning, it was only 21 degrees… feels like 14.

 

I was determined to run anyways. I fueled up with a banana

 

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…and bundled up! I put on just about every layer of clothing I own. 😉

 

I am not used to this at all!! It is so much harder to breath when the temperatures are below freezing!

 

Jason promised he would keep me from getting lost  company on the run. He ran the first 4.0 miles with me! New PDR for Jason!! 😀

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We met up with Jason’s stepmom, MJ, and we ran another 1.5 miles after dropping Jason off.

 

Running in the cold is very different for me. I find it hard to maintain any kind of decent pace. I managed to run 5.5 miles in 1 hour, 1 minute, and 24 seconds. That works out to a 11:10 min/mile pace. Really slow for me.

 

After my first really cold weather run ever in North Carolina, I knew what I was getting myself into. I’m just glad that I didn’t slip on ice or anything (knock on wood!) before the marathon. That’s the last thing I need!

 

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How does a Florida girl bundle up for a sub-freezing run?

 

Here’s how: (Sorry I’m so sweaty and bright red, pics taken post-run!)

 

 

Layer one:  Sports bra, tank top, and stretchy pants.

 

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Layer Two: Warm long sleeve turtle neck thing. (Haven’t worn a turtle neck since I was about five years old.)

 

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Layer Three: Fleece Jacket, second pair of sweat pants (good idea BFF Debbie)  fleece headband, gloves and fluffy scarf

 

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Oh yes, I wore two pair of gloves!

 

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Layer Four: Last but not least, I topped it all off with a windbreaker!

 

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As soon as I got back to the house, I made myself a big bowl of oatmeal.

 

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I used:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • brown sugar
  • blueberries
  • mixed nuts

 

It was so warm. I scarfed it down! I also had a large cup of chocolate milk that was supposed to be Jason’s but I drank it. Oops.

 

Phew. I am pooped

 

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How do you deal with cold weather workouts?! I find them so challenging!

 

❤ MegaNerd