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First let it be said I'm cheap and usually broke and I'm not a fan of shopping in general.<br><br>
enough is enough it's cold! it's wet! my hands are numb!<br>
it seems they make clothes for cold and clothes for wet but I don't see a lot of options for it's cold and there is already snow on the ground and it's going to rain/sleet/snow/ice as far as you can see into the forecast. So when it's cold and going to be wet; which way do you dress?<br><br>
I did find a hat w/ a whole for your ponytail <img alt="cool.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif"> I'd rather be shopping for a cute little running skirt but I'm going to have to ask you to send your links for your favorite nasty winter running gear. And What kind of socks do I want? I've seen so many options. I'm still having issues with my hands freezing. I can't breathe in one of those face mask things (like when I try to snorkel PANIC) but my nose is froze too???<br><br><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><br><br>
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Go to a running store and get the 'feel' of the good running stuff. Then, go to the thrift store. Check 'sporting goods' as well as 'general' clothing.<br><br>
I've never paid more that $5 for stuff there. I've gotten several UA shirts, lined Head tights, Brooks shirts, various tri shirts, etc. It takes some time to sort through stuff, but it is well worth it!<br><br>
For hat, a fleece hat will work. For gloves, I use cheapo $2/2pairs because I'm always losing them. For heavier gloves, any thinsilate gloves will work. DON'T buy them at the running store!
 

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That must be why the good stuff in my size is always gone. lol<br>
I do alot of thrift shopping but i've not had much luck w/ cold weather gear.<br>
Guess it's time for another go round.<br>
Runner's world online had a list of best tested gear. but not of the sites that I checked actually had the gear they listed<br><img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif"><br>
I've never bought anything at a running store. no, i bought a sweat band once. I can't believe their markup. Last time I bought shoes I paid $25 at a back to school sale at Khols. I saw the exact same kicks later that day (registering for a race) for like $145 at feet fleet
 

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sierratradingpost.com you may need to look though winter gear, hiking or skiing to find what you want. Good old wool is warm when wet, I knit my own mittens, there's starting to be a lot of merino wool out there again. I got some nicely priced terramar merino wool long underpant/tights from them last summer. campmor.com (sale sections) also as deals on much of this stuff. I found a vest, hat and gloves/mittens will take you far but i spend most of my time in a warm climate. For socks there's wool (look for smartwool socks discounted) and there's goretex try socks if its really bad, I'd go with wool and maybe carry a second pair in your pockets for long cold wet runs. Finally a layer of vaseline on hands and feet can help although it makes a sticky mess. REI is also carrying some nice smartwool hats and gloves this winter but I doubt you'll find them discounted there.
 
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