As the weather begins to change, outdoor conditions will become wetter, muddier, and colder. But this should be no excuse for letting up on your exercise goals. There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. Here are the clothing essentials you need to consider for your outdoor exercise this fall.
Socks for Dry Feet
If you are running outside it is essential to keep your feet dry and warm. If you don’t, this is likely to cause discomfort and injury. The best way to avoid this is to invest in some sports socks with a Gore-Tex membrane, which retain heat and prevents moisture.
The Right Shoes
As running trails become more slippery and rugged, it’s important that you have the optimal shoes. They need to have good support, a stable construction to prevent your ankle from rolling, and excellent traction with a non-slip sole.
It’s best to have multiple layers of clothing ranging from a water and wind-resistant outer jacket to sweat-resistant under-armor. This will help retain body heat, repel unwanted moisture, and can be easy to take on or off as necessary.