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W3R2 - need warmer leggings!

KS69
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Week 3 run 1 was fairly easy but today I found run 2 hard in the freezing cold weather.. but completed it all ok.

Going online to order some warmer leggings for starters and maybe a better jacket.

I'd rather it was raining!

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Irishprincess

I bought thermal leggings in my first winter (three ago!) and they are brilliant for really cold days. Happy shopping!

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KS69
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in reply to Irishprincess

Think that is what I need, not sure what ones to go for.

I did order some M&S long leggings (not thermal but thicker than my gym ones) but being a petite frame found the waist came up far too high so they are going back.

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Irishprincess
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in reply to KS69

Mine are More Mile and I'm small too. I normally take a 10 in everyday clothes but I had to order 8 in these leggings. They do look tiny but obviously stretch and fit beautifully. Definitely recommended.

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Irishprincess
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KS69
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in reply to Irishprincess

Brilliant, thanks, nice and cheap too!

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misswobble
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My slinkiest ones are Adidas I am only little and they fit beautifully. They were under £20. Also slinky but expensive -but they are fab - are my Gore ones. My winter Ron Hill hi viz jobs are warm but a bit Norah Batty for my liking 😀

Happy shopping 🙂

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KS69
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in reply to misswobble

Will look up some of these brands ^^

I was looking at Nike but so expensive! although I might go to the Nike outlet again as got a few bits in there that fitted well and I like.

I'm only an 8-10 in clothes but small waist, big hips and very short - I should probably go to the shops and try things on as never know which size to go for but think will just order a few online and hope..

I can see me ending up with a whole 'running wardrobe'...

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misswobble
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Nike Filament were great and ticked all the boxes but they stopped doing them. If you could find them I would grab a pair. still have my original pair and treasure them. Nike are a good fit. I get Small as I am five foot three and size eight to ten. Some tights are available in XS. I like a tie cord at the waist, back zip pocket and zip ankles.

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KS69
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in reply to misswobble

I have some Nike cropped leggings in small which seemed a nice fit and not too high on the waist so have ordered a pair in same size in the warmer ones hoping they will fit similarly... according to the size chart my waist is an XS but hips are a S so am playing safe!! I also ordered a pair of the cheaper More Mile ones in the link at the top to see how I get on with both.

I figure if I have something to keep me warm, whatever it's like, I can keep going with the programme while I spend more time hunting around the shops for more options!

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KS69
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in reply to misswobble

I wasn't sure about zip ankles, but presume there is material underneath so you don't feel the cold zip??!!

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melly4012
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Yep, the cold isn't great but get yourself some thermal running gear. Well done for getting through regardless. :)

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KS69
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in reply to melly4012

I hope they turn up before my next run! Temps are down to -3 this weekend and it was already much harder today than in the rain at the beginning of the week..

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misswobble
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No cold zip sensation, no. Zips, chords and pockets cost money so some makers tend to do one and not the other. Bah!

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MrNiceGuy

Also consider cold weather compression leggings. Sub Sports, on Amazon, sell them for a reasonable price.

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KS69
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in reply to MrNiceGuy

Not entirely sure what the compression leggings do tbh.. will google :-)

Temps look low for next week, not going to enjoy this as much!

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