It’s just a few days away from the Disney World Marathon (10 Jan) and the temps here in Orlando are close to freezing. The overnight low Sat/Sun is expected to be about 29! I am used to running in temps averaging 75 with humidity levels even higher.
The last two weeks I was in Las Vegas and ran nearly every day. The temps averaged 45 during my runs. I was wearing: Running shorts, Under Armour ColdGear longsleeve mock compression shirt, a longsleeve tech t-shirt, Asics running tights, and a pair of lightweight gloves. It was quite comfortable once I got warmed up. Yesterday I ran here in Orlando wearing the same gear plus a balaclava around my ears. The temp was in the high thirties. I was quite cold running into the wind.
My quest now is to pick up some chemical hand warmers like the ones made by Grabber. They last way longer than I would need (7+ hours) and will be less than useful in my shoes or on my body. At the very least I can use some hand warmers while waiting for the race to start. Another thought I had was to pick up some ThermaCare HeatWraps. I have used these for back pain and if they don’t melt the compression shirt, I can use one in between my layers!