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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