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Ask the Elites: What's your favorite winter-related running gear?

Ask the Elites: What's your favorite winter-related running gear?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 1:00pm
Ask the Elites: What's your favorite winter-related running gear?

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Lisa Chicolte of MCRRC:
“Thick mittens so my hands don't turn yellow and are uncomfortable.”

Nicolas Crouzier of MCRRC:
My hat, I look silly with it but would have a really hard time running without it!"

Dionis Gauvin of MCRRC:
“I love compression socks because I prefer running in shorts, and they let me run in shorts even on really cold days."

David Magida, General Manger of Elevate Interval Fitness and Reebok Spartan Race Pro Team Athlete:
"My favorite running gear in the winter has got to be my eInov-8 Wrag. This incredible accessory covers my face and neck and is still breathable. Makes running outside much more enjoyable." 

Kristi Markowicz of Pacers New Balance:
“I love my running vest!  It is perfect for temperatures around 30-40, which it often is during the winter here.  It is not too bulky, and when I pair it with a dri-fit long sleeve shirt, it is perfect for the upperbody.”

Christina Papoulias of MCRRC:
“It’s probably a tie between my Brooks Utopia 2-in-1 Mitten and fleece lined running tights.”

Kaitlin Sheedy of CAR:
"My fingers get really cold, so I like to wear snow mittens through the winter. I bought a big box of hand warmers last year, and use those religiously if it's in the low twenties or colder. Those were the best investment and have kept my hands nice and toasty during recovery runs and workouts."

Ryan Witters of GRC:
"For me, keeping warm in the cold begins with gloves.  Once the weather begins to turn cold, gloves are the first thing I put on.  Conversely, when the spring thaw begins, the gloves are usually the last thing to come off."

About the Author

Jamie Corey is a RRCA certified coach and author of RunsterInc.com. Jamie has completed eight marathons, several triathlons and is currently training for her first Ironman. When she isn't trying to find the best bagel in town, she is usually tweeting at @TheRunster.