forecast is a high of 69 with rain. How do you avoid missing
the Georgia versus UCF due to poor weather conditions? You dress
appropriately. Layering is the key in this type of
weather. There are many different combination you can go by,
but here are a couple of suggestions.
Layer: A silkweight base layer like Capilene 1 would be ideal to keep you
warm enough and still wick any sweat that might accumulate during
your cheering frenzies.
- Second Layer: A light
fleece can be highly beneficial in a situation where it isn’t
freezing cold, but you will be doing a lot of standing or
sitting. It is good to have a jacket that will be well
fitted, like the Patagonia R2 jacket for Men and
Women. This jacket is lightweight and not bulky, but still
offers up a good amount of warmth. Another option is the North Face Pumori jacket. It is
a very basic, but warm fleece jacket with an excellent price point
- Third Layer: A lightweight rain
shell and pants (your team’s colors preferably) is a must in stormy
weather, where the temperature is around the 60’s. You won’t
want something that will weigh you down, so a thin shell will
protect you from the rain and not get in your way. Make sure
the hood is adjustable, so you have your peripheral view. We
have several different lightweight rain shells for this very
purpose. Try the North Face Venture Jacket or the Mountain Hardwear Cohesion
Jacket. You can also refer to our previous blog on
rain shell options.
necessities: – Socks: Standing
around doesn’t give your feet a good chance to warm up, especially
when it is raining. Whether you are going to wear a gore-tex
hiking boot or just rubber rain boots, you will need a nice, warm
sock nestled in your shoes. We suggest a Smartwool sock, medium cushion
hiking. This way your sock will dry quickly if you do get it
wet, but it will still retain its warming abilities.
- Hat: The wind can whip
around the Liberty Bowl pretty fiercely, so whether you are cold
natured or naturally warm, you will still need a hat that covers
your ears. You lose most of your body heat through the top of
your head. Keep it in with a wool or fleece hat.
- Have they created a special
umbrella for nachos yet? Have fun and Go your team name
Outdoors Inc is the presenting sponsor of the Memphis Runners Track Club’s Winter Cross Country Race Series for the 3rd year in a row. This four race series takes runners around the Overton Park, Stanky Creek, and Shelby Farms trails. The races vary in length, the first one being a 3k and the final race being a 10k.
This race series has been a staple in Memphis’ runners Winter regimen. If you are primarily a road runner, this race is a perfect way to ease into the Memphis trail running scene. If you are a strong competitor, this race offers lots of competition, as the turn out is always substantial.
Joe Royer, co-owner of Outdoors Inc, suggests “dress warm to train and light to race” for winter racing. If you leave the house feeling comfortable in your clothes, you are probably overdressed. Once you start your run, you will quickly feel your body temperature rise, therefore you will want to shed unnecessary layers.
All the proceeds from this race are given to the MRTC Running Scholarship Fund in Frank Horton’s name.
If you are gearing up for this wintery race series, we would love for you to come see us. We have plenty of cool weather running gear and experts to guide you to your perfect run.
Good luck out there!
With Memphis cycling in the spotlight, how could you miss one of the premier bike events in our city?
When: Sunday, November 14, 2010 – registrations at 8 am, Races begin at 9am
Where: Greenbelt Park – Mud Island, Memphis, TN.
Who: USCF licensed riders (day licenses available at race) and Kid/Juniors
What: Cyclocross racing is 40 to 50 minutes of heart-pounding, adrenaline-fueled bike racing. The course is approximately 1.5 miles long in length with barricades requiring dismount from the rider’s bike.
This weekend we got the opportunity to be involved with the opening of the Shelby Farms Greenline, the first of it’s kind in Memphis. People from all over town gathered along the Greenline to celebrate the trail connecting Binghampton to Shelby Farms. This was a huge step for Memphis, pushing us in a more bike-pedestrian friendly direction. Everyone that we talked to glowed with the excitement of the Greenline.
If you stopped by the festivities, what was your favorite part? The DJ bike sled? The community togetherness?
And the bikers, runners, skaters, and walkers rejoiced.
This last Tuesday marked the official opening of the Shelby Farms Greenline starting at Tillman street stretching out to Shelby Farms Park. Although it is no secret that the Greenline has been, well, crowded weeks before the official opening, it is only expected to get more populated over time.
The Greenline’s Grand Opening event Saturday is expected to pack the trail with skaters, bikers and pedestrians alike. Be on the lookout for a bike sled, propelled by two bikes, and a bike powered generator. You can’t miss it, because it will be carrying a DJ booth. Yes, a DJ booth.
Come on out and enjoy Memphis’ first Greenline. It’s something to celebrate! We will be set up with a tent at the High Point Terrace area, so be sure to stop in and say hello!
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