A few days late but let me wish you a Happy New Year for 2010.
I hope that among your resolutions, you have one "to spend more time hiking, running and biking.
It is always difficult at this time of the year to get enthused about going out into the cold and/or dark for that workout. One glimmer of hope is that the days are getting longer again so you may gain a little more light on those workouts. I have been blessed to be able to chose my workout times so that I can get the most daylight. Temperature and snow...that is a different story.
Running trails under these conditions require a little more planning than when it is nice and sunny. The trails seem to have a bit more snow and ice on them than in past years. Depending on the trails that you choose, you might want to consider some sort of traction device such as yaktracks or similar product to help you to feel more stable and comfortable while on the trails.
I have tried several types of traction control and in the next couple of posts, will share my opinion about the pros and cons of the various devices available.
6 years ago