10.... to keep your legs warm: I swear by spandex. I wear heavier ones on regular runs and thinner ones on workout days (reflectors on front and back). My legs don't feel cold (as in, no matter how cold they get I am not shivering) The most negative side effect is that they feel delicate, and sensitive. The compression offered by the spandex is very supportive to my cold muscles. It may not keep them exceptionally warm, but I like to have full range of motion with my legs, so this is the best option for me. Occasionally my butt gets cold so I also like to wear a pair of spandex shorts underneath, for EXTRA support on my glutes and my hammies. I like the compression... I don't think Rocky Balboa wore spandex...
So those are 10 tips on surviving winter running.
I will be sharing my New Years Resolutions here soon, but I think I've already made it public that I will run EVERYDAY (for at least 10 minutes) in 2010 unless very injured or very sick... so here's to hoping neither of those happen and I run everyday in 2010... that would be an incredible feat for me! Hope you're looking forward to your goals!
Phew, now I'm tired!
Notice: same jacket as the one I wore today, different color. The white part of the sleeves fold over my hands! It's awesome! This black one is still in my jacket rotation :)