February is the coldest month in Tokyo. And coming from a temperate country, I have no experience running a race – let alone a marathon – in single-digit temperatures. I have lived in Tokyo so I know how cold it can get. I know I have to wear some thermal attire, but I can't wear them in Manila when I train. Tokyo Marathon shouldn't be the venue where I first try it out!
Since cold-weather thermal attire isn't available in the Philippines, I have to resort to Amazon to do the shopping and maybe use Johnny Air Cargo (or maybe ask a friend a favor) to deliver the clothing here. These compression leggings and its matching compression shirt look interesting, and the reviews claim that they are suitable for cold weather insulation. Once I get these I will have to schedule a trip to Baguio, possibly in December where it can be freezing cold, to give it a try.