We all have different thoughts when it comes to cold weather running. Some of us embrace it with enthusiasm and some of us dive into a ritualistic, months long hibernation, waiting on more favorable running conditions to return.
Most of us are somewhere in the middle.
As an avid and competitive ultra runner, I don’t have much of a choice in the matter. Because I run in ultra distance events, 12 months out of the year, I need to maintain a high volume training regimen and that means I’ll be running outside without regard to the weather conditions.
To be effective in my training runs, I have to be comfortable and confident in my cold weather gear selections. I need reliable, well-built, functional and affordable clothing.