When it comes to knowing what to wear for running in winter, there are a few items you always need—and I can tell you that from experience. Last year, during the colder months, I was training for a 10k in January and then a half marathon for March. This meant I was up early, sometimes even at 5:30 a.m., to get the requisite training in. It wasn’t always enjoyable to get myself out of bed, especially when it was dark and cold outside, but once I had I was very pleased (read: smug) with myself. One of the key things about running in winter is that layers are a must. You’ll probably warm up fairly quickly, but it’s always better to have pieces to take off.
Here I’ve selected eight items I consider to be vital to put on before I set off running in the winter. Keep scrolling for my guide.
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This piece was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.