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1/5/15 9:37 A

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Good morning! The kids are back in school this morning, so I finally have a moment to respond. Thank you all for the encouragement!! I think I will give it a go. :D
Does any one have gear recommendations for zero drop (no heel or correction) cold weather shoes? I run in Vibrams ( the toe shoes) because just about anything else kills my knees and causes shin splints. :(
Thank you!!

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1/3/15 12:16 P

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I forgot about my "Yak Trax"! Don't forget something over your sneaks for anti- slipping. I will say that when you run and it starts to flurry or light snow, it's like being inside a snow globe:)

Life is fragile. Love, laugh and enjoy.


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1/2/15 8:53 P

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Welcome, Julie! I second CSTREAM. I live in Alaska and love running in winter! You just have to be sure you're outfitting yourself properly. In addition to the prior recommendations, I would include watching out for your little fingers. My hands get so cold when I run that they become unusable. So I wear a pair of glove liners with a pair of convertible mittens over. I also carry a buff on my wrist, which serves the dual purpose of wiping my runny nose (that wind!) and also covering my hand as a third layer if necessary. Also, invest in some cleats if you have ice or snow and you can keep running all winter long.

It sounds completely insane, but running in winter can be so incredible. Often you're the only one for miles, it is often so beautiful and still outside. Keep going!

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1/2/15 4:39 P

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Great advise from the ladies below!

"Where I am today is where my mind put me."










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1/2/15 9:23 A

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Julie, layers will be your friend for cold weather runs. I run in NH and ME as long as it's above zero. I wear a wicking long, sleeved undershirt, an under armor layer with a collar. For neck warmth, a lighter weight running jacket and another jacket. I wear earmuffs instead of a hat and mittens. Under armor thermal tights and a looser layer over them. I also wear thermal knee socks. I discovered that if it was windy, I was cold around 10 degrees. If ther was no wind, zero was cold enough. It sounds weird but my eyeballs got cold first.......I tried ski goggles but I just couldn't wear them while running.

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1/1/15 8:50 P

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LOL! you can run in cold weather, you just need to dress properly and take precautions, especially if there is wind.

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1/1/15 4:01 P

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Hey, I'm Julie! Mother, wife, dog lover :D
I've been running a while. I have run two 5k in as many years. I'm hoping to up my speed and mileage. 10K here I come, lol! I just moved to Wisconsin a year ago. I'm not sure it's wise to run in 1* weather, hahaha! I haven't run in two months-I hate the cold and treadmills stir up my virtigo.
I'm trying to stay motivated :0)

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