I’m Training For a Half Marathon This Winter — Here’s How I’m Staying Warm
But because I hate running long distances on a treadmill (the definition of boring), I have to train outside in the dead of Winter.
To get through my mileage in the cold temps, I'm making an investment in quality winter running gear, from reflective gloves to warm headbands and insulated leggings.
Keep scrolling to see a few of my freezing weather favorites and shopping cart-worthy finds.
Nike Pro HyperWarm Velour Tights
If you plan on running outside in the dead of Winter, thin calf-length leggings just aren't going to cut it. The Nike Pro HyperWarm Velour Tights ($75) are crafted with a sweat-wicking velour fabric and ventilation in high-heat areas, so you stay warm (but not too warm) and dry during long jogs.
North Face Thermoball Eco Vest
Keep your core extra warm and layer the North Face Thermoball Eco Vest ($149) over your thick hoodie. The slim-fitting lightweight vest is available in eight different colors, and it's toasty insulation is crafted from 100 percent post-consumer recycled polyester.
Saucony Women's Peregrine 8 GTX
You can't risk running in worn-out running shoes in the Winter. Avoid slipping and sliding by investing in a new pair of your favorites, or the Saucony Women's Peregrine 8 GTX ($150), which are made with a grippy sole for better traction no matter your terrain.
Lululemon Down For It All Jacket
Running jackets can't be too bulky, but they also have to keep you warm. The Lululemon Down For It All Jacket ($198) is the best of both worlds, created from a four-way stretch, water resistant, and breathable fabric so you can keep moving in the cold. Bonus: it's available in eight different colors.
Athleta Flurry Base Layer Turtleneck
Since running in a scarf isn't exactly comfortable, try prepping for the windchill with a sporty high-neck or turtleneck, like the Athleta Flurry Base Layer Turtleneck ($89). The thin, seamless fabric means no chafing and easy layering underneath your jacket, coat, or puffer.
Bombas Women’s Performance Running Quarter Socks
Covering up that inch of bare ankle — between your leggings and your sneakers — is essential. Instead of your go-to ankle socks, try the Bombas Women's Performance Running Quarter Socks ($16). The Hex Tec fabric won't feel bulky in your sneakers and has moisture-wicking technology to keep your tootsies dry. And as with any Bombas sock, a pair is donated to a homeless shelter or community organization with every pair bought.
Brooks LSD Thermal Gloves
Yes, you will still be able to shuffle through your playlist while wearing the Brooks LSD Thermal Gloves ($50). And in case the cold front is super intense, these gloves are complete with pullover mitts for added warmth.