Even though it’s not officially winter yet, winter running has started in New Hampshire. Temperatures have dropped into the twenties and snow has fallen for the past four days. On my scenic drive when I take my kids to you I am greeted by early morning snow topped peaks of the White Mountains and Mt. Washington. It’s beautiful but it does take extra motivation to hit the road running when you can’t feel your toes and your nose is icy cold.
The biggest decision for a freezing cold run is what to wear? I always have to remind myself that the first ten minutes of any run will usually be cold so even though it is tempting you should always forgo that “one extra layer,” because inevitably you will be too hot within a matter of minutes. As a rule of thumb when it is in the twenties I always stick to two layers on top (always a layer with thumb holes), my thin Skida Nordic Hat to cover my
chimney head. On the bottom I go for warm tall wool ski socks (Smart Wool or Darn Tough) and a thick pair of winter running tights-today I was happy for my Skirt Sports Tough Girl Skirt with long warm tights and the added layer of a skirt to keep my bum toasty! For gloves I have my ratty beloved Swix Nordic gloves to keep my fingers from turning into Popsicles.
What is your go to running gear when
the arctic blast winter hits?