Performance base layers are essential to outdoor running
As we know, Edmonton is known for its cold winters so running can be challenging. But running all-year round can be a successful component to any athletic career allowing to help build a strong running foundation. Training year round can allow you to increase your weekly mileage and speed workouts. Running throughout the winter also trains the mind and gives you that added edge of mental toughness for race season.
Getting out the door may seem hard when it’s cold and dark but it’s actually quite easy if you know how to dress to protect yourself from the elements. Layering is essential and having fabrics that wick moisture, are wind resistant or water proof will make training comfortable and easy. Try some of these must-have items to stay fit this winter and throughout the holiday season.
- Saucony DryLete Balaclava
- Asics PR Shelter Beanie
- Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp
- Women’s Firewall 260 Jacket – Sugoi
- Women’s Isotherm Windstopper Tights – The North Face
- YaxTrax Run
- Smartwool PhD Hyfi Training Glove
When you’re up against gusty winds and biting cold, the less skin that’s exposed, the better. Cover up from head to chin with this balaclava made of tech fabric.
Average Price: $25
Cover your dome in an insulating, wind-blocking hat for long, cold runs.
Average Price: $20
Designed for everyday pre-dawn/post-sunset use, the USB-rechargeable 75-lumen Sprinter is ready for any trail in any weather.
Average Price: $68
Thermal soft shell jacket combining a high performance fit and insulation for cold weather running.
Average Price: $210
Great for windy and wet days. These pants offer lightweight coverage for strong gusts of wind and moderate rainfall/snow. Easy to slip on and off.
Average Price: $140
If packed snow and ice are making your favorite route look extra treacherous, strap these spikes on over your sneakers for extra traction. As always, though, run with care; sometimes inclement conditions make for a great reason to take a day off to rest and recover.
Average Price: $40