Just because the days are shorter, darker, and colder doesn’t mean your sneakers need to seek a warm place to hibernate in the back of your closet until springtime.
No, foul weather running is actually beneficial as far as boosting mood and energy levels in winter months—as long as you do it with safety in mind. Here are ten tips for foul weather running…
1. Layer Up
First and foremost, ensure you’re shielded from wind and snow because if you’re clothing gets wet it’s not only uncomfortable, but also painful (if it causes chaffing), and dangerous (if it causes frostbite). So layer up like so:
- Start with a thin layer of wicking material to keep sweat off your skin.
- Mid-layer with warm polar fleece for added insulation.
- Shield with an outer layer of breathable nylon or Gore-Tex to protect you from wind, sleet, and snow.