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1/10/11 9:26 A

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To keep your feet warmer you can cover the mesh part of your running shoes over your toes with tape. I like to do that along with wearing some sort of wool-blend socks, such as Smartwool or Darn Tough socks.

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1/9/11 8:08 P

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I've had luck at Meijer and Walmart finding decent cold-weather clothes for cheap. I can usually find something made of wicking material and just layer that stuff with my summer wear. The biggest difference I've found between the cheap stuff and the expensive stuff is fit at durability. It doesn't stand up to as many washings and the shape seems to change over time, but if I do MY job and lose weight, I'll be wearing a difference size before that's a factor.

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1/9/11 10:26 A

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I'm not too keen right now to spend a bunch of money on clothing, when I'm in the process of getting rid of the poundage! emoticon

Next year however I will buy whats needed if I'm well into running, I might get those Yaktrax anyway - I'm always outside doing chores, feeding animals etc. and slipping on ice is not fun. I've seen those things at walmart before.
I looked at some under armor on line, the pants seem to range around $50 a pair, I'd need to be dern sure I'd use them before I coughed up that amount.

I'm hopeing when we do our taxes this year that we'll get a chunk back (I lost my job last year so I do think we will) then I will buy a cheapo Treadmill which will be really nice.



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1/7/11 6:37 P

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Two Layers minimum for anything below freezing. One a base thermal layer that breathes. The outer a wind proof layer that also let out moisture.

An excellent choice for keeping your head and face warm is Underarmour's Cold Gear hood. Its a little ninja runner looking, but it keeps you warm.

If the snow is more than an inch or two deep get a pair of trail shoes with gore tex they are waterproof and will keep your feet warmer.

Really want to push the limit. Buy a pair of Yaktrax and you can run on packed snow and ice. Love Mine.

I Hope that helps.






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1/7/11 11:50 A

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Layers, layers and more layers. There's a good Spark article on what to wear during cold weather exercising that should be pretty easy to find doing a simple search on the web site. Post back here if you can't find it and I'll try to dig it up again for you.

With extreme cold and high winds I think head/face coverings and an wind-proof outer shell would be key.

Edited by: CINCYDORA at: 1/7/2011 (11:51)
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1/7/11 10:32 A

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New here myself and something I've also wondered. We have brutal wind chills in winter - just last week it went down to -35. I don't think there is anyway to run in that, and even at a higher temp - you'd probably have to cover your face - I would think frostbite might be an issue.

Looking forward to others input.

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1/7/11 10:06 A

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As someone who has never run before, and is getting started in the dead of the Canadian winter, I'm wondering how warm one should dress when preparing for a winter run?? I'm looking to do my entire C25K outside, and it is cold. However I also don't want to over dress, and have to stop and fidget with clothes, or become overheated etc etc.

Also: for winter running (with snow...everywhere) do you still wear a running shoe? Is there a winter-running-shoe? Can I wear boots?

I am very, very new to this.

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