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TimeToFly TimeToFly
Sun, Nov 13, 2011 06:11
Winter Running
I failed at this last winter so I'm look for all your winter running tips to help me make it through this winter. I live in the north so have to deal with snow covered sidewalks and icy streets plus I'm always running in the dark (which adds danger from cars). Your best footwear suggestions, illuminating gadgets and other tips would be greatly appreciated!

rmatt06 rmatt06
Sun, Nov 13, 2011 09:11
Winter running tips
Set Goal:Reward yourself when you reach your goals, then set another one.
Running with others (or pets) is a great way to beat the winter doldrums.
Layering is the key to avoiding over- or under-dressing. Consider wearing a layer that blocks the wind; pants, tights and top that wick the moisture away from your skin; and, for the coldest days, a mid-layer that fits more loosely—like fleece—that insulates and moves the moisture from your base layer away from your skin.
If possible, run during daylight hours so you can absorb that needed sunshine we rarely get in the winter. You'll get your miles in during the warmest time of day and come back with a smile on your face.
If you run when it is dark out, wear a reflective vest or flashing lights so you're seen by traffic. In snowy weather, wear bright clothing. Run with identification or a runner's I.D. in your shoe or pocket—just in case.

freakfreeloader freakfreeloader
Edmonton AB
Sun, Nov 13, 2011 10:11
Winter running tips don't
Canada eh!! We go skating, skiing, and toboggan thats how we get cardio in. Why risk running when its icy and it gets dark fast. Treadmill or go to a indoor track much safer. Go running on sat or sun when there is good conditions and you can go for a jog in the affternoon.

TimeToFly TimeToFly
Tue, Nov 15, 2011 20:11
Thanks guys
Great advice!

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