Running in the winter in San Antonio can be tricky! Winter has arrived (most days), and you're wondering how to dress. Some days you go out for a long run and the weather changes while you're running. At the start of the run it's 70 degrees, but a cold front comes in, and by the end of the run it is 40 degrees!
The key to running comfortably in Texas is based on a few simple rules:
- Dress like it is 15 – 20 degrees warmer than it actually is outside. You may feel chilly while standing around at the starting line, but you will start warming up as you begin to run.
- The more adaptable the clothing is the better. Layers of clothing trap and warm the air between them acting as insulation.
- Wet clothing can conduct heat away from the body, so wear clothing made from wicking materials that will keep you dry.
- Wear simple articles that you can take off while you run, like a vest, or arm sleeves that are easy to carry if you need to take them off.
Keep an eye on the forecast and dress accordingly.
A comfortable run is a good run!