Hacking an Altra Intuition

I had a pair of Altra Intuitions that I wasn’t using for running anymore, but still liked to wear around the house and beyond.  Unfortunately, they were super duper ugly, which made it somewhat embarrassing to wear them around the house and beyond.  (mostly beyond)  But one day I was hanging out on Instagram and a fellow runner posted a picture of a pair of Hokas that were a fabulous shade of orange.  Everyone commented on the color and he confessed that it couldn’t be purchased; he had used fabric paint to change the color! So that got me thinking…

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Snow Running

For the first time in a long time I had a post-snow run today that was still really snowy.  We got 10-12 inches of snow a couple of days ago and my run today was both fun and frustrating.  I overestimated the amount of snow the sun could melt in a day, so the one time I got off into the park I was met with two-foot drifts and treacherous stretches of ice.  I stuck to the bike lane and cleared sidewalks after that.

I’ve been asked many times how I manage to run in cold and snowy weather.  As far as temperature, running tights are a must-have as far as I’m concerned.  I wear them from about 45 degrees and colder.  My legs do still get a little bit cold if the temperature is below 30, but I know other runners who wear two pairs for super cold runs.  I plan to try that at some point.  If it’s very windy, you can also wear wind pants over your tights to stay warmer. (more…)

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