Last post, I discussed running in Miami Beach. But for now, it’s goodbye to sunny days, mild temperatures and donning running shorts with T-shirts. In New Jersey, farther north along the east coast of the United States, it’s quite cool to very cold. At least in the winter. And even in the spring. Okay, and fall too. (The summer can be hot and humid, but that’s another story.)
Check the temps
About the time the 2016 winter storms smacked the coast, I watched the sun rise over Manhattan from my New Jersey hotel room and checked the temperatures. You could call them “invigorating,” with gusty winds that makes it feel like -10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit). I’m not leaping cheerfully out of bed with those temperatures, but with the time difference from my home in Germany, I’m already awake. What a pleasure I get from the phenomenal view over the Manhattan skyline from New Jersey, which indeed gets me excited about my run. Nothing like taking the plunge into the day with a refreshing run!
Warm up with the right gear
The gear required for this is a bit different than my Miami run, of course. With this kind of weather, I rely on my X-RUN ULTRA WINDSTOPPER® Soft Shell Light Tights 3/4 that have WINDSTOPPER® inserts to protect me in the chill, and on top is a long-sleeved ESSENTIAL BASE LAYER Thermo Shirt.