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Tips For Snowshoe Running

Winterize Your Workout: Snowshoe Running

If you vowed to have a treadmill-free Winter, you're not alone — many die-hard runners bundle up and continue to run outside, even when it's below 30° F. The challenge isn't so much the cold and the wind since there's gear for that, but issues arise when you live in a Winter wonderland covered in snow. You can't exactly put on your waterproof sneaks and run in a foot or more of white stuff without ending up with soaked feet. That's where snowshoe running comes into play. Just like regular snowshoeing, the special flat shoes you wear over your sneakers allow you to stomp on top of snow. The metal cleats on the bottom give you traction on slippery ice and hills.

Snowshoe running is much more challenging than regular running because of the added resistance of the snow and the slightly increased weight of your feet. Just like when you first started running, ease into snowshoe running. Walk at first and gradually add intervals of running. As your body becomes stronger, you'll be able to run in the snow for 30 minutes or whatever your goal time is. I would not recommend running with regular snowshoes, though, as these are bigger and more likely to break under the added pressure. Many companies make snowshoes specifically designed for running, so check out my picks below.

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Susmita Susmita 7 years
Very cool. I went out for a walk in my snowboots during our "big snow" on Dec. 19, and there was probably 3-4 inches of snow in the street. Aside from being really pretty, even walking in the snow is a workout, so running in it is probably even better! If the snowshoes help avoid the slipping and sliding, that's excellent. Now how do I run outside after an icestorm? www.vegrun.blogspot.com
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