Do not forget the stuff.
Winter running is more than covering your upper and lower body. For your head, you can wear a hat or a band that covers your ears. If your fingers are cold, try the mittens or mittens on top of the gloves so that you can remove the mittens when things get hot.
For shoes, you can buy winter traction devices that go over your sneakers, or put screws in the bottom of them to give you traction on slippery surfaces (you can buy cleats or boot studs made for this purpose , Or quarter-inch or half-inch sheet metal screws, which are available at any hardware store; Chase the summit, A YouTube channel about trail running, is a great video to include them).
If you decide to try adding screws, Greg Haapala, Race Director Grandma’s marathon In Duluth, Minn., Recommend first trying it on old running shoes, and making sure the tips of the screws don’t hit your foot. “You can either wear old shoes as your ‘screw shoes’, or once you know they will be comfortable for you, remove the screws from the old shoes and attach your new ones,” he said. said.
Hapala wears trail running shoes, which have a better traction in winter when walking on icy roads and sidewalks. He wears sunglasses “even if it’s not too sunny, to block winds and potentially blow snow,” he said.
JL Alexander, Owner and Chief Executive Officer Black girls are awesome!, A group dedicated to running more African-American women, runs disposable hand warmers, which are typically sold at drug and hardware stores. “I keep a packet of them in the trunk of my car,” she said.
You still have to hydrate on long runs in winter. You can carry water in a handheld bottle, but this hand can cool rapidly. Instead, consider a running waist belt with slots for a water bottle, or hydration vest. Just make sure the vest is uniquely designed, not designed for hiking or biking.
Remember, eating time can also be for running.
If you are still working from home, and your work-at-home schedule has flexibility, then the winter run does not occur on a cold, dark morning, or on a cold, dark night. Mid-day runs can be an option – especially since your coworkers cannot tell that you are sweaty when you return.