Tuesday, December 17, 2013

They Say It's Supposed To Be The Coldest Winter In Years...We Say Bring It On!

Winter isn’t even ‘officially’ here yet, and we’ve already seen the weather at its worst (hopefully). Kids have already had 2+ snow days, snow plows have been out countless times, and you’ve battled with yourself about whether to tough it out outside or head to the gym, on more than just a few occasions.

If you’re anything like me, you almost get cabin fever running on the treadmill all winter long.  The good news is we have products and accessories that can keep you out of the gym and out on the road.

Yaktrax Run
The Yaktrax Run is an ice traction device anatomically designed for use with running shoes. Run naturally on packed snow and ice with the Yaktrax Run's combination of removable spikes and steel coils, providing 360° of unbeatable traction. Continue your training during the winter with the same stability you are accustomed to on dry surfaces. The Yaktrax Run can be worn in temperatures as low as ‑41° Fahrenheit.

Trans4m Adaptable Run Glove
The Trans4m is an adaptable glove that has 4 levels of warmth and versatility for every stage of every run. It has the optimal access for touch screens, shoe laces, and more. There is an easy access zipper pocket for essentials such as keys, money, and energy gels, as well as reflective detailing. The best part about these gloves is they have a universal design, so both gloves fit both hands! I have a pair of these and on really cold days, I wear them over my regular running gloves for an extra layer of warmth

Buff Headwear
The Original buff multi-functional headwear is seamless and is designed to morph into a multitude of different garments in seconds, allowing its wearer to change their headwear on the fly.  There are 10 different ways to wear it: mask, hood, balaclava, do rag, neckerchief, headband, cap, reversible cap, knotted cap, and scarf. The material is soft, comfortable, breathable, and thermal.

Hand and Toe Warmers

The hand and toe warmers are odorless, environmentally safe and provide a heat source for comfort in cold conditions. The hand warmers last up to 8 hours and the toe warmers last up to 5 hours, both are air activated and safe. You can wear the hand warmers in your gloves while you're running, and the toe warmers can be worn on the top or bottom of your toes.

Wool Socks
Merino wool is a warm fiber that retains the heat you create when moving for warmth and insulation. It is a very breathable fiber, so it also releases heat when needed so you do not over heat, making it ideal for use during periods of activity. In addition, merino wool works like an efficient sponge, holding water. However, unlike a sponge merino wool can absorb around a third of its own weight before it leaves you feeling damp. There are multiple brands of socks that make merino wool socks: Feetures, Smartwool, Swiftwick, and FITS.

Hope some of these things can get you out on the road more often than inside on a treadmill!

Happy Running!