The Marine Corps Marathon runners would like to take this moment to thank the sponsor of this cooler than normal temperature: Canada. Local weather stations are saying temperatures could be as low as the high 30s for the start of the race. Canada: where “low 30s” is actually still pretty warm so stop bitching!
This forecast is actually pretty exciting, especially given that I was running in disgusting heat and humidity all summer. I’m one of those people who heats up really quickly, so anything in the 40s is where I’m borderline getting into something with maybe a sleeve to run. Whoa, whoa, not jacket weather. I spent a winter in Minnesota after all. (And I never turned the heat in my apartment above 55.)
Originally, my plan was to buy the circus daze sparkletech skirt that I had been eyeing since she announced it for Dumbo Double Dare Weekend and then over the weekend I got another of my go to race day necessities: the scoop neck tank top from lululemon. I know, I basically wear this outfit to every. single. race. because it’s just that amazing. The blue in the skirt perfectly matches the tank top! It’s perfect. And adorable. And like the running equivalent of getting to wear your pajamas to work because it’s just that comfortable.
Unfortunately, the cooler temperatures are telling me maybe the tank top wasn’t the brightest idea I’ve ever had but summer running has made me wary of clothing in general.
The chafing. It was traumatic and it usually happens with short sleeve shirts so I’m either committing to sleeves or not. The other option is to wear layers but I don’t really own anything I’d be willing to just toss and never see again because I like the stuff I own and I would like to keep it.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to continue scoffing at this idea of rungry while I eat my entire kitchen repeatedly saying, “I’m just SO HUNGRY.”
What’s everyone’s go to cooler weather clothing? How can I layer without loosing stuff I bought and like and want to keep?