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How to Dress For Winter Running

Die-hard runners keep running even when temperatures plummet and there's snow and ice on the ground. In order to exercise outdoors in the freezing cold, you've got to dress properly so you stay protected from the chilling wind but also dry and comfortable when you begin to sweat. Here's a basic list of how to layer up before a Winter run.

Above 30°F Below 30°F
  • Sneakers
  • Thin wool socks
  • Sneakers
  • Slightly thicker wool socks
  • Gaiters to cover your ankles and sneaks and protect them from wind and snow.
  • Yaktrax or another brand of attachable traction devices that go on the bottom of your shoe and prevent you from slipping on ice.

Now that we have covered your feet, to see how to cover the rest of your body

Above 30° F Below 30° F
  • Running tights or Capilene pants
  • Wind pants


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