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1/26/13 9:10 P

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People run in very low temps around here, even like 5 degrees. Just need to layer your clothes, definitely tech fabrics, face coverage, ear coverage, gloves, and Smartwool socks. I use a base layer of moisture wicking long johns, then wind pants (lined), a base layer top, a tech sweatshirt, then a windbreaker running jacket. I use a thermal headband or earmuffs, gloves, and a tech material hat. I love Smartwool socks, they are warm but not sweaty. I aso have a variety of face covering gear, most of which I got cheap at Walmart.

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1/22/13 9:49 A

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Good Morning ! it's -30 here and I called the local running store if our group run was cancelled and he said no the run is still on. I know I get warmed up after 10mins but how much is too much? when does it become not ok? Im going to need a face mask to run in this
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1/22/13 8:24 A

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emoticon all for the great "winter running" tips you gave me last week!

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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
1/19/13 7:27 P

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Yes, I am hoping for that exact thing! I have gotten most of my expensive stuff this way!

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1/18/13 6:56 P

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I got mine at a discount price of about $40.00, waiting for online sales helps. emoticon

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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
1/18/13 6:37 P

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Thanks! Yeah they would work a lot better with those. I will have to try a pair at some point. Not in the budget this minute though!

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1/18/13 12:03 A

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I'm not sure what the model name is, it said Terra Plana on the inside. They look like this:
www.amazon.com/Vivobarefoot-Womens-E
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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
1/17/13 5:47 P

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Birgit, which Vivibarefoots? They have so many styles!

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1/17/13 12:21 A

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I did a nice run in the snow today. Because it was sunny and not windy the air warmed up to about 45 degrees and I was actually comfy running in shorts and a sweatshirt.

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1/16/13 1:46 P

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I have used and liked Yaktraks for traction in winter.

Winter running is all about layers, then you can shed if you get too warm. I think the most important piece of winter running gear is a hat. You can get less expensive hats with wicking material at target, and they are nice designs, too.

Good luck running and avoid the slush!

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1/15/13 4:41 P

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There is a ton of gear made for winter running, all of it quite expensive, LOL. I just expect to get sweaty and have a lot of laundry. I do like a scarf in front of my mouth when it's below freezing, a hood or hat and gloves that I can fit in my pocket once I get hot. I also like a windbreaker as top layer so I can take it off and tie around my waist.
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I just ran in spikes with vivobarefoot. I'll try to have my daughter take a pic or short video and link it. emoticon
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1/15/13 12:55 P

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Speaking of winter running.....what is best to wear for running cold days......it is unusually cold where I live, I'm not used to it and I am finding it difficult to be comfortable without getting too cold or too hot when I run.

Is there something special I need to purchase?

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1/7/13 7:50 P

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I have the same as Brigit (Houndlover1) but I have not found them to work with my minimalist shoes. I also found that you really can't use them effectively on mixed surfaces (part ice part pavement). They can be found very cheap at places like Big Lots and Marshalls/TJ MAXX. I have seen them for $10 and less at these places. I try to find places that are in my area that are better maintained and drive to them if necessary if I want to run outside in my minimalist shoes.

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1/7/13 6:09 P

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Make your own with $2 in screws.

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1/6/13 10:10 P

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Awesome job sticking with it through the winter! I always feel a little badass running in the colder/snowy weather. emoticon

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1/6/13 4:18 P

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Michiganlori - You wont be sorry. They are the best. It's funny cause sometimes I'm running with them on & I'll hit a pavement section & I'm looking for snow or ice to run on. You can run on pavement with them but it feels weird : ) Enjoy!!

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1/6/13 4:10 P

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I just order them. I tired of worrying about wiping out on ice.

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I use the same ones HOUNDLOVER1 linked. I LOVE mine. The roads I run on are harsh...snow & ice...snow covering the ice. I use mine ALL the time & I've never fallen or slipped with them on. I bought mine through the Running Room. But one day I was at a saftey store & saw them there. I highly recommend them.

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emoticon thanks for the link.

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1/6/13 5:42 A

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I use "yak Tracks". These are made of rubber and have coils/ springs around them that criss-cross on the bottom of your shoe. ( hard to explain ). They simply go on the bottom of your shoes and work great. I usually go through 1-2 pair per winter depending how much I run.

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1/5/13 11:21 P

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Yes, and they work very well for most condition. This is the brand I use:


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I'm new to running, but want to keep going in the winter..the roads here are plowed, but not well enough..in my run today, my feet were having trouble getting traction, it felt like I was running in sand. Way too much work for the small amount of forward motion I was going...I was thinking about adding ice cleats to the bottom of my running shoes, but not sure if its worth it or what brands are good....

Has anyone tried adding ice cleats to the bottom of their running shoes? Do they work? Is it worth it? Are there any brands you would recommend?

Any thoughts or suggestions would be really appreciated...




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