With cooler temps setting in, I’m starting to realize a few things. First of all, as I’ve said before, I love the cooler months. Second, my wardrobe loves the cooler months. Bring on the boots and sweaters, I’m ready! Finally, I’m realizing that my workout routine does not care for these cooler temperatures. It is the most difficult thing in the world to reason with myself to get out there and run when it’s freezing, and it’s only going to get colder. This is why I’ve been shopping for some cool weather workout gear. Here are some of my finds:
Women’s Adidas by Stella McCartney Studio Performance Three-Quarter Tights (Adidas – $100) – These have officially been added to my wish list. The Stella logo down either side makes these tights super cute. Functional pockets add to the appeal. These are also available in black.
C9 by Champion Women’s Premium Knee Tight (Target – $32) – These are some of my favorite tights. In fact, I have a couple pairs of these. They’re super comfortable, making it easier to talk yourself into those longer runs.
Brooks Vapor Dry-Pant Women’s (Eastbay – $39.99) – If you’re looking for a very basic running pant, this is it. With a relaxed fit, moisture transfer feature, and zip pockets, these are perfect running pants.
Winter Wonder Tight (Lucy – $69) – These tights will be excellent for your winter runs. Snowflake designs turn this very basic pair of tights into cute workout attire.
Nike Pro Core Capri Tight –Women’s (Lady Foot Locker – $34.99) – Here is another comfortable running tight. Best part about this pair? They come in a variety of colors: Solar Red/White, Club Purple/White, Blue Glow/White, Carbon Heather, and Black.
Women’s Adidas by Stella McCartney Cover Up Light Fleece (Adidas – $140) – I love this fleece. It’s cute and functional. With front zip pockets, a ribbed collar and storm flap, and front lining, it is sure to meet all of your needs. The hardest decision, do you want it in black or blue?
C9 by Champion Women’s Long-Sleeve Athletic Top – White(Target – $19.99)
Who says cute workout wear has to be expensive? This pullover, though not extremely warm, is a good top layer. It will shield you from the cool breeze while you get your workout done.
Nike Fanatic Jacket – Women’s (Eastbay – $74.99) – This jacket, with its wind and water resistance, is perfect for the upcoming months. Elastic at the sleeve hems and an adjustable elastic drawcord make sure that this jacket is a perfect fit.
Adidas LA Grete Track Jacket –Women’s (Lady Foot Locker – $89.99) – Looking for something a little more colorful? This jacket might be more your style. With its ClimaLite feature, this jacket offers lightweight moisture management.
A good pair of shoes is key to a good run. True runners will fight you on what is considered a good shoe. However, I believe it’s more important for you to find a shoe that’s comfortable for you. I know runners who wouldn’t be caught dead doing mileage in Nikes. Personally, that’s all I’ve ever worn. While I love my Nikes, I do understand that brands such as Saucony, Mizuno, and of course Asics have a better reputation as a running shoe. Let’s not forget another important aspect though. They have to look good, right?
Nike Lunar Eclipse (Eastbay – $129.99) – These light weight performance shoes are super cute and good for some light mileage runs. Custom heel fit, cushioning, and premium three-layer sockliner give these shoes added support and a comfortable fit. These are also available in blue. http://www.eastbay.com/product/model:143565/sku:08580100/nike-lunareclipse-+-womens/white/grey/?cm=GLOBAL%20SEARCH%3A%20KEYWORD%20SEARCH
Saucony Women’s ProGrid Kinvara 2 (Saucony – $90)
These are a great training shoe from a reputable brand. The Kinvara 2 are super light and have a flexible midsole. Breathable material make for a comfortable fit. These are available in multiple colors. http://www.saucony.com/store/SiteController/saucony/productdetails?catId=cat10002&productId=4-106890&skuId=***4********10121-7*M050&stockNumber=10121-7&showDefaultOption=true&subCatId=cat1220398&subCatTabId=&viewall=
Mizuno Women’s Wave Precision 12 Running Shoes (MizunoUSA – $104.99)
The Mizuno brand is well known among runners. This lightweight shoe is sure to offer a comfortable ride.
Asics Gel-DS Sky Speed 2 (AsicsAmerica – $105)
This stylish pair is good for training. They offer substantial support and comfort.
Nike Dual Fusion ST2 (Eastbay – $69.99)
This is a great beginners running shoe. Though made for low mileage runs, this shoe does offer cushioning and a smooth ride. Available in multiple colors.