Monday, November 29, 2010

Cold Weather Running

Don't you just love the first few runs of winter...NOT!  Eventually, I get used to the idea of running when it's well below freezing, dark, and windy.  I haven't gotten to that point this season.  When winter arrives each year, I always forget what to wear when it's cold.  I put on too much or too little for the conditions.  I came across this excellent YouTube video called "How to Dress for Cold Weather Running."  It was created by a very good runner in Vermont (Tim VanOrden from "Running Raw").



Hope you find the video informative and motivating.  ALMOST makes me wish for super cold weather so I can layer-up and get out there in the snow.  Not sure where he gets his inexpensive "department store" running clothes, but I've found some pretty good gear at Target (Champion C9 brand).

4 comments:

zapmamak said...

Makes me wish I lived in the snow. Damn. Great post and video.

Chris said...

The snow is fun at first, but it gets old fast. Many times I wish I were out west in the warm weather.

Judy Tolliver said...

Thanks, Chris. I just posted this to my Facebook page. Was that you I saw on the trails at Lake of the Woods on Saturday morning? I was on skis, yelling "Buffalo!" to anyone I saw running. I saw 2 people and thought one of them might be you (yellow jacket).

Chris said...

Judy,

I was running on the trails Saturday morning, but I had on a red jacket. It was tough plowing through 8 inches of fresh snow. Fun, but tough. My heart rate was really high. Sunday was easier--lots of runners, walkers, and skiers had beaten down a path.