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Running in the winter

Monday, November 26, 2012

I think I'm getting this winter running in the snow and cold thing down. I have a pair of insulated running pants (that I never used to run in) and some trail runner shoes (that I only hiked in) and 2 shirts, running jacket, gloves, hat, and wool socks. Well, it works. The shoes did well without grippers on them. So what size grippers do I need? (size 8 shoe) Anybody know?
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POOHGIRL1970 12/3/2012 11:45AM

    Way to rock the running in the snow. I haven't gotten the courage to run outside....yet!

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MT-MOONCHASER 11/30/2012 11:20PM

    I'm not a runner, but I've seen quite few runner blogs that recommend YakTrax.

Usually can get them at Army/Navy surplus or farm supply stores.

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FAITH__IN__ME 11/28/2012 10:41PM

    That is why I love California, Sunny all year long. :) It's great that you're running, despite the snow!

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MTRACHEL 11/27/2012 2:40PM

    Yippeeeeeee! You're going to run all winter! I can't read the size on my old yak tracks, but I think when you buy them, it tells which size goes with your shoe size.

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MOMTOMONKEYS2 11/27/2012 1:47PM

    The first fews runs are a shock to the lungs but I prefer running in the cold to running in the hot! I have a pair of yaks that I run in for street running. I wear a size 9 shoe and I think they are a women's medium...I'll check for you!

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KAYOTIC 11/27/2012 9:49AM

    Good for you! Don't know the answer to the foot wear question, I'd think the product would give sizing info?

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 11/27/2012 6:18AM

    Can't help you with the size question but I must say 'wow' for you sticking with your running routine in the cold/snowy weather. Very inspirational. Pat

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JSTETSER 11/27/2012 6:05AM

    I'd buy microspikes, and bring in the footgear that you plan to wear.
Tomorrow I'll post on Winter Hiking. I wrote a great article for the Monadnock Blog that I also do.

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KELTIC-CARA 11/27/2012 4:13AM

    Great dedication. emoticon

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TIMOTHYNOHE 11/26/2012 10:25PM

    It's not cold here yet. It ain't cold until icicle hang from my beard.

But hwen it does get cold, I have my wool hiking sox, my insulated boots, and what I affectionately call my long Runderwear.

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WISHICOULDFLY 11/26/2012 7:56PM

    Impressive commitment! emoticon

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COMEONMA 11/26/2012 7:33PM

    can't help you with that, but I'm impressed!!

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MIRAGE727 11/26/2012 6:50PM

    Uh...I can tell you how to run in sand now!
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Outstanding effort, Debby!
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PMRUNNER 11/26/2012 6:43PM

    Awesome!

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BLESSED2BEME 11/26/2012 5:49PM

    Wow Debby! So proud of you. Since I am a fair weather wogger I can't help much with winterizing your shoes though. Lets us know what you end up doing.

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GOPINTOS 11/26/2012 5:40PM

    Wow, that is awesome. I use to ride my horse quite a bit even in the cold but havent done that for quite some time. Maybe I should change that this winter :)

Thanks for sharing!

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CARRIEMT 11/26/2012 5:38PM

    Be careful and have a good time :) I hope you find a great solution.

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SWEDE_SU 11/26/2012 5:36PM

    i run in ice bugs in winter - they are like studded tires, only running shoes. you might want to check out underarmour shirts - incredibly warm, i layer with different thicknesses of fleece, and keep running down to single digit temps (below 0 is tough:-)

good luck and well done getting out there in the cold!

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POISONGIRL999 11/26/2012 5:26PM

    I think I'm getting the hang of it too. The first few times though are sure shocks to the system! But it's better than running in place lol.

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