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It’s here. Snow and winter running in New Hampshire.

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.

Snowy Feet

Snowy Feet

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.

Skida Love

Skida Love

What is your go to running gear when the arctic blast winter hits?

As seen on my run.

As seen on my run.

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4 responses

4 responses

  1. Yes! Great post and looking forward to further comments. This will be my first winter running in Maine and I am a bit nervous… I benched myself for a week due to shin splints, so I haven’t had a really cold run yet… but it’s not far away. Training for my first half in NH on Dec.14th. Brr. I’ve said it before on your FB posts — fantastic pix, always!!!

    1. I hope your shin splints are feeling better! How is your training for the half going? Thank you so much for being such an awesome fan of my blog! Bundle up and stay warm!

  2. Thought about you this morning on my run when I was super cold at first, but thought “Sandy is MUCH colder when she starts her runs in the winter.” 🙂

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