Don't let cold weather get in the way of achieving your goal in the marathon. Whether it's your first or 50th marathon, learning to layer in cold weather is essential to get you across the finishing line faster and warmer. Dress for success!
Because your body will eventually heat up, you should try to dress like it's 10C to 15C warmer than it is. Start with a base-layer top. Avoid cotton as it will hold moisture against the skin, which can decrease body temperature.
ColdGear Longsleeve Mock, Under Armour, €50Insulator
Your second layer should have an insulator effect – something like a fleece. It should have the perfect balance of trapping in air to keep you warm, yet release enough heat to avoid overheating.
Columbia, €69.95 Windproof and waterproof layer
This layer should protect you against wind or rain. Go for one that has solid coverage in the front and vents in the back and side. These will keep you warm but will allow heat to escape if you start heating up.
Supernova Jacket, Adidas, €67Tights
Your legs may stay warm because they're constantly in motion, but they still need protection. Wearing tights that lock in heat without creating bulk are the best option.
Adrenaline Tights, Asics, €50Shoes
It's easy to forget your usual running shoes may not do the trick if it's cold out. Go for water-resistant shoes that will protect your feet in case of rain.
Brooks Cascadia 8, €130 Gloves
Your hands are first to feel the cold, so warm them and the rest of your body should feel warm. If your hands get hot, tuck your gloves into the back of your shorts.
Hilly Vizion Beanie and Glove Set, Life Style Sports, €25