Yesterday I was reading Bob Glover's book (I know, big surprise) - and he brought up an idea for New England runners: If you're running in a spring race when it will be warm, keep those winter sweats on until the race. Your body goes through physiological changes to training while warm - so throwing on shortsleeves when it's fifty means your body won't be primed for running in the high 60s when you have to race. You can read more about the theory on the how2runfast blog.
|Racing in Sweat Pants: Photo Cred - C's Mom|
I did buy my first pair of running tights last week at Fleet Feet. They had an end of winter sale, where all winter gear was 30% off if the temperature was 30 degrees, 40 if 40 degrees, etc. I happened in on a 40% off day - so I am excited to try them out... but they can keep their tags on if I can get a few more days like this.