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Plan to dress in layers when the weather turns cold. Most experts recommend up to three layers. On the inside, wear form-fitting polyester or another lightweight fabric that wicks away moisture. Polyester – such as a fleece pullover - is also a popular choice for the middle, insulating layer. Finally, the outer layer is for protection from the elements: wind and precipitation. Nylon and polyester running jacket and pants – often treated to repel moisture - are commonly used.
Cool, dry weather may call for only two layers. One note of caution, though: Not all fleece is created equal. Most fleece products are not windproof, which is something you don't want to discover a few miles from home when the wind picks up.