How To: Dress warmly and keep your feet dry for safe winter running

Dress warmly and keep your feet dry for safe winter running

Are you determined to go running every single day? Even during the winter? If the snow and cold can't deter you, you might as well learn how to run safely in the winter months. It's all about how you dress. Dressing warmly is the key to having safe jog. Here are some tips from the members of the morning run club at St. Louis Park Lifetime Fitness.

The days this video was recorded, the temperature was about 30 degrees. There are 4 main tips to learn:

1. Wear Layers. You can always take something off. Most folks wore a long sleeve shirt with a windbreaker and were totally comfortable.

2. Duct tape the toes of your shoes to keep them dry and to keep them warmer. The duct tape works as a great shield. We found original grey duct tape works better than gorilla tape.

3. Wear longer socks to keep your ankles warm and also consider getting a pair of Smart Wool socks. They keep the feet much warmer than regular cotton.

4. Cover your ears and fingers.

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1 Comment

19 degrees at start of run last week. Went for run, did not use duct tape on toes. My toes were cold. I could feel the sting for all six miles. 9 degrees at start of run today. Used the duct tape on the toes of both sneakers. Toes were warm and toasty the entire 6 miles, which included some off road snowy trails. Two thumbs up.

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