My favorite Winter running gear

Ok, before you start laughing I am going to share my favorite winter running gear.  I know, I know, you are saying to yourself, “what does this Florida runner know about winter gear?”  Ok, you are right, I don’t know much!  This is just another reason I love Coach M!  Not only does she train me, she will tell me what to wear when I ask.  So please stop by her blog and check out this week’s post otherwise, you will miss out on some valuable information!

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You all say it is winter, so what does that mean for me?  Some mornings I will put on a long sleeve shirt.  If that shirt has thumbholes in it I am downright excited!  My hubby thinks I am crazy!  Thumbholes?  This is Florida what do you need a thumbhole for?  It makes me feel cool, end of story!  My friends over at MySoxyFeet added a really pretty long sleeve shirt to their collection just in time for winter.  It is hot pink, form fitted, has a side zipper pocket and you know it, thumbholes!  I have not had a chance to run in it yet but I did wear it home on my flight from Texas over the New Year’s weekend!  I know none of you wear running gear when you are not running, right?


90% of my runs I have on a pair of my favorite Spandits boardies.  When the temp drops I normally add a short sleeve top, otherwise I am in a tank top.  Why my Spandits boardies you ask?  They are the perfect length for me.  Not to short that I worry about my butt hanging out (we DO NOT want to see that) and seriously, there is NO chafing!  Spandits also carries a line of thermal running tights and fun hats!  I hope to goodness I never need a pair of those tights but I hear they are fabulous!  Check them out!  SPANDITSLOVE will still get you 10% off and make sure you tell them Mary Beth sent you!


In the winter I will admit I have been known to put on a pair of leggings and a cute long sleeve tunic and head to the office.  Number one they make my legs feel good and number two if it is yoga day well then I am already half-dressed!  If you haven’t taken a look recently at Fabletics , give them a try!  Right now they are running a deal, 2 pairs of leggings for $24!  Say what?  Say yes!  Click here to get started!

I am so close to half marathon #1 of 2017!  What will I be wearing?  Who knows!!  The forecast changes daily here so it will be a last-minute decision.  I can guarantee you there will not be a hat, gloves or thermal anything!  Just some fabulous Spandits, my Asics, my bottle of Tailwind and you know, my pink lipstick!  Cheers and speedy warm runs to you from the sunshine state!

What is your favorite winter running gear?  What is your coldest race start?  

Linking up with Marcia, Patty, and Erika– thanks ladies! also with Nicole for Fit n’ Fashion Friday!#fitnfashion


33 Responses so far.

  1. Love the long sleeved pink shirt-super cute. Coldest race I ever did had a wind chill of minus temps it was rough on the breathing. Probably one of the dumbest races I ever did
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  2. Darlene says:

    I once ran a 5k in -9. Frozen for hours after.
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  3. Love your winter running gear! I wish that was all I needed!!!!
    I need to check out that leggings sale… thanks for the heads up!
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  4. I am with you. In SC I am usually in tees and tanks all year long. I think I have worn cold gear 2x this winter.
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  5. Marcia says:

    May you never know what it feels like to bundle up for a race. Oh wait you kind of did at that Wisconsin turkey trot!
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  6. Sana says:

    We have had a warm Jan so I have been so confused as to what I should wear. I have realized that only lulu crops have stayed hole free. All of my old navy crops have crotch holes! I will have to look into these leggings!!
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  7. Rachel says:

    I’ve heard so many good things about Spandits. I am also in desperate need of new capris and tights. It might be time for me to try!
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  8. Living on the east coast of Canada, I had a little laugh at the beginning of your post. Oh my, we bundle up from our head to our toes. Toques, mittens/gloves and lots of layers not to mention waterproofing your shoes sometimes on those slushy snowy days to stay warm 🙂
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  9. Ilka says:

    Just like you I live in Florida Mary Beth – and yes, it does sound funny when we talk about Winter gear! Last week it was in the mid 50s during my morning run and I had to pull out my cold gear! Too bad it only lasted one day (!). I love running in cold weather!
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  10. Jenn says:

    Cute!

    Obviously, I am in the same boat – sometimes, I have to wear long sleeve or tights, and put on a pair of gloves and an ear warmer. Sometimes.

    I think my coldest race start was at Zooma, the first year. It was 29, if I recall correctly, and I couldn’t feel my toes until mile 4. No bueno.
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  11. Cassandra says:

    Love that shirt and the crust your goals quote! I need to find that STAT!

  12. I am so jealous of your “winter” weather and would love to be able to enjoy those mild temps year round.
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  13. Great looking outfits! I have a pair of thermal leggings that are my favorite for winter. I wish I had more than one pair.
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  14. Toni says:

    Great post! You never know here in Florida…the Sunday before key west I was dressed in my NY winter running clothes because it was so cold and a few days later I was back in a skirt and tank…..crazy Florida.
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  15. I have still yet to try Fabletics but whenever I see it their stuff always looks so cute! Those Spandits Boardies are awesome!
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  16. muix says:

    You have good spirit..Keep it up..

  17. Having the right gear is so important for surviving winter runs. I have collected some good items over the years but I am always on the lookout for more. I finally have a few good pairs of tights and warm tops. I think I could use a better hat, but most of the time i wear a headband. I agree that mittens work really well!


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