I'm new to winter running. HOW do you do it in the snow? Shoes? Advice?
I have been wearing my Merrell Pace Gloves on the road and trails in the winter. They don’t offer much traction on hard packed snow, so I do tend to take it easy if that’s the case, but it hasn’t been much of a problem even when it’s slick. I don’t wear socks and I don’t have gaiters. My shoes usually get soaked, but I’ve never had a problem with my feet getting cold as long as I stay moving. (My ankles get cold if the snow is deep, but there are plenty of options for trail running gaiters as well!).
I know New Balance makes a minimal winter trail shoe (WT110) that I’ve read a couple reviews for (most seemed positive), but beyond that I’m afraid I’m not much help in the shoe department. Any suggestions, anyone?
This is the first winter I’ve continued to run trails after snowfall, and I’m really glad I have! Running in the snow is a great workout, and trails are gorgeous after a snowfall (maybe less so when they’re all kind of slushy and soggy, haha, but it’s still fun!).
I’m always a little reluctant to go out and run in the cold. For me just getting out the door is the hard part, but once I get going it’s always worth it! Hope you enjoy! Thanks for the question. :)