I love running, but every year I hit a slump. It starts late November and ends in March. Why? WEATHER. I am a wimp when it comes to the colder months. I ran outside twice during the winter last year, and I was freezing. I told myself that I am not going to hit that slump this year. I’m going to toughen up and run through the winter months. The key to running the colder temps is gear. Today, I’m partnering up with HYLETE, premium performance apparel, to share some winter running tips, and introduce you to their amazing athletic gear. Hopefully this can help you get through your winter runs as well.
I know I don’t have much to complain about since it’s still 50-70 degrees here, but the colder temps are just around the corner. When I go on my morning walks, it’s still 35-45 degrees. Some of you are already running in snow! I aspire to be just like you!
I’m excited so excited to team up with HYLETE for this sponsored post because they are a wonderful company. They create comfortable and premium performance apparel and gear for just about anyone! I love that they use the input, feedback and support from their passionate community to create their apparel and gear.
**If you use the code: TARALYNN you’ll receive 40% off retail on your first purchase! The code expires 12/12/2016!
What really caught my attention is that they don’t sell HYLETE in retails stores like most athletic apparel. They cut out the middle man, which cuts out the mark-up, so they can offer their community a significant discount on every order. Plus, the more you order, the bigger the discount!
HYLETE‘s gear is something to feel good about purchasing. Not only is it premium and perfect for your workout, but HYLETE has a program that supports charities, who share the same core beliefs of the HYLETE nation. The participating charities receive fifty percent of revenue from their charity apparel sales. I love that they give back.
It was 35 degrees when I left the house on Friday morning to walk my dog. Thats freezing to me. I decided to try out my new HYLETE apparel. I have the Accent Hooded Jacket (my new favorite jacket) and the HYLETE Invex ll crop pants on.
The jacket is ultra-durable fleece faced fabric that stretches with every single movement! It’s great for outdoor running because it doesn’t delay or stand in the way of your movements. I also love how breathable it is. My issue is running and getting super hot mid-run once the body warms up, but this HYLETE jacket has mesh panels located on the back, under arms, and side-panels to regulate the body temperature and allows moisture to evaporate quickly. This makes a big difference! It also has a hood just incase it’s super cold or the surprise rain starts.
The jacket also has thumbholes at the cuffs for some extra warmth and comfort! The jacket has hidden pockets for phones, energy chews, keys, or anything else you want to bring on your outdoor workout.
They have so many cute crops to choose from. I decided to go with the grey colored crops so I can wear them with all of my other fitness apparel. The crop pants are so unique feeling. They fit smooth around your hips and the elastic waistband stretches up to 4” inches. If you want a tighter fit, definitely size down! The crop has an adjustable rise-waistband that can be warn as-is for a medium rise, or rolled down if your prefer a lower rise. I alway alike a medium rise becuase I tuck my phone in the waistband of my running pants!
I am all about socks when it comes to running. They play a huge role in a good workout, especially in the colder months! You need socks that are going to keep you warm and also keep you from getting unwanted blisters. I love that HYLETE socks are high quality and super thick. They provide ideal compression, abrasion resistance, wicking, breathability and comfort. They come in all sorts of fun colors.
I really love the black Quad-blend henley top that I’m wearing in this photo. It’s super stretchy and durable. It’s thin, warm, and the perfect undershirt for a super cold run! It’s also good by itself for the weather I’m having right now. I love that it has a hood because my ears get SO COLD when I run.
The henley is a slimming athletic cut with a kangaroo pocket in the front for extra storage. The henley is so comfortable that you won’t want to take it off! I want to wear the henley under my vest this winter! Just like the pants, definitely size down for a tighter fit.
I also love all of the tank tops HYLETE has. They are so soft and great for working out inside the gym. The Independence tri-blend tank is my favorite because…USA! 🙂
Seven winter running tips
1. STAY HYDRATED (it’s easy to forget in the winter.)
2. DRESS ACCORDINGLY
3. WATCH OUT FOR ICY ROADS
4. WARM UP BEFORE YOU RUN
5. WEAR REFLECTORS (gets dark quicker)
6. SIGN UP FOR A SPRING RACE TO KEEP YOU MOTIVATED
7. TRY TO RUN BETWEEN 12-2PM WHEN THE SUN IS AT IT’S HOTTEST
Remember to use code: TARALYNN for 40% off retail on your first purchase! The code expires 12/12/2016! HYLETE would be a great gift for a friend or family member this holiday season.
NOW QUESTIONS FOR YOU!
1. What is your best winter running tip?
2. How do you stay motivated in the winter?
3. What piece of apparel do you absolutely have to have during the colder months?