It may be getting to that time of the year when you retire your winter gear in preparation for a more active, warm spring. But, like it or not, winter is still around, and wven though the days are getting longer, sometimes motivation is simply lacking.
Training in dreary weather, no matter the season, is a challenge for many people. With this in mind, we have found some key pieces of gear to get you through your winter workouts more enjoyably.
It’s starting to feel like the minimalist and “barefoot” running movement in recent years is over. Nowadays, brands like Hoka One One are producing running shoes that make you feel less tired and help you to recover quicker. Using a slight rocker on the bottom of the shoe, these new running shoes add plenty of cushion over longer runs. For new runners, these are perfect for wanting to run more often. http://www.hokaoneone.com/
With so many gadgets on the market to track mileage or calories burnt, sometimes you need a good old heart rate monitor to track your training with a different perspective. By setting some key levels on the watch you can improve your performance and target your training. At under $90, they a great addition to any run. http://www.sigmasport.com/us/produkte/pulscomputer/topline/pc_1511/?punkt=features
It’s a fact: wool is warm. Not to mention, it’s also naturally odor resistant and quick drying. Many companies offer wool base layers, but the ones from Terramar offer great style for a great price. $30.00 http://terramarsports.com/product/W7993
These socks go beyond warm. They keep your feet comfortable and dry while running, hiking or playing in the outdoors. This may be the best $50.00 you ever spent. http://www.sealskinz.com/US/?skip_welcome_popup
Lack of light is one of the biggest factors that makes going outdoors in winter so formidable. But night snowshoeing, hiking and snow biking can be rewarding, fun workouts if you have the right light. At 275 Lumens this Princeton Tec is perfect for getting outside and recharges quickly for tomorrow night’s hike. $150.00 http://www.princetontec.com/apex-rechargeable