Happy Tuesday! This week’s topic seems perfect considering the crazy Winter we’ve had so far. While I’ll admit that Connecticut hasn’t been that bad when it comes to snow, we’ve still had some pretty cold days. While I don’t recommend running outdoors when it’s dangerously cold, wearing the right gear for “normal” winter running can make all the difference.
This week’s Tuesday Topic: What are your cold weather running essentials? You can write about this topic, or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
Here are a few of my winter running essentials!
Wool Compression Socks
Keeping your feet cozy and warm in the Winter is super important, especially if you’re dodging puddles from melting snow. When I was training for the Shamrock Marathon last year, all of my long runs were in the winter. I clearly remember doing a long run in negative temps and feeling SO thankful for my wool compression socks. I love my Pro Compression Marathon Wool Grey socks, and a little birdie told me these socks will be available in a new color this week!
Under Armour ColdGear
I’ve been wearing Under Armour ColdGear items for a few years (fyi – I’ve had these pieces for years so they are very durable). I love the ColdGear leggings and the base layer tops. Both items keep me nice and warm, no matter the weather. Tip: You can save money by buying these in the off season. Also, check out Marshalls or TJ Maxx – I purchased one of my base layer shirts there for half the price!
This handy item is perfect for winter running. You can use is as a headband to cover your ears or as a “mini” scarf to keep your neck warm. You can also pull it up around your mouth to keep your face warm, especially during those cold AND windy runs.
Most of my infinity scarves are from Old Navy. They have really nice fleece ones that aren’t too thick so they are perfect for running. I find that the infinity scarves work best for really windy runs.
Tell me: What are your cold weather running essentials?
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