When temperatures plummet, runners fall in one of two categories: those who resign themselves to the treadmill, and those who layer up and tough it out. Planning to brave the elements? Here’s a checklist of the apparel, equipment, and grooming goods you’ll need.
The perks behind the low-rise Bombas Ankle Socks are stacked high: Pima Cotton ensures your feet stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer, while a thick footbed provides ample cushion (but remains thin enough for optimal performance). A blister tab at the ankle safeguards your Achilles from rubbing and chafing.
There’s nothing that inspires a heart-racing run like a terrific playlist. Verloop Rothko’s Touchscreen Gloves allow you to press play, shuffle, skip, and repeat on a touch screen without ever exposing your digits to the cold air.
Cold air sucks the moisture right out of your skin, so you need to employ a good lotion for proper cell recovery and skin health. Mt. Sapola Body Lotion revitalizes dry limbs following a jog.
Keep some bath salts at the ready for an enhanced full-body soak following a workout. Smith & Chang’s are made of salt from the Dead Sea. You won’t float, but your pain will melt like a marshmallow in hot cocoa.
Proper layering is imperative. Our favorite thermal wear of late comes from UNIQLO. The Japanese brand’s science-driven HEATTECH line generates warmth as it absorbs moisture.
Photo: UNIQLO HEATTECH Long Johns
Your lips are often the first thing to show signs of harsh weather conditions. Here’s a natural (and flavor-rich) defense against chapping: Yes To™ Lip Balm.
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