Spring temps are (finally) here!
In Iowa, that does not mean a smooth (or quick) transition to Summer. Although the threat of snow is sequestered in the lower single-digit percentages, the temps are still gonna be roller coaster-like. There's also gonna be cold rain on occasion. And, rest assured, there will be plenty of wind.
Ugh. What's a runner to do?
Answer: Go with what Momma N serves up, but here's a few Spring transitioning tips you can consider...
First off, there's your head. Chances are, it's a bit too warm for winter hats, or even a fleece headband. It may be too windy for a cap to stay put. But what if you still want a little "something" over your ears? Consider a "summer" headband, but pull it down over your ears. It will not give you a lot of warmth, but just enough cover to give your ears a bit of a wind barrier.
First, there's the standard capri-length tights. These are often my preference if it's really windy. My lower legs don't seem to mind the cold wind as much as my thighs. Here's a hint...if you're a size medium or smaller, you may be able to fit into a girls size XL (and will save a few dollars on the price).
Does it feel like Spring has officially arrived in your area? Does your weather keep you guessing on what to wear for running? Do you have any favorite transitional hacks to share?
I'm linking this with Kim and Zenaida for the Tuesday Topics Link-Up