ARKONA is this Saturday, January 17th. Dick will be your tour guide.
Here are your clothing tips from the inside out, we want to be able to assist the muscles in getting warm and keeping them somewhat warm for your long miles. Also, please check the fabric, NO COTTON, you will regret that decision. Some of the pieces will be pricey but well worth it as we live in this city that will be cold during these months of winter and they will make that decision on whether you run or not and we would hate to see you give it up or not even try to start because of that great excuse, "It's too cold out and I have nothing to wear". I have heard that over and over and I bet if I came to your home and pillaged thru your closets I would find you an outfit, Please don't let this weather decide whether you start or finish your goals. :
BODY GLIDE - no joke, glide on any body parts (believe you me, I have run the gamut on this product and it works.) feet, butt cheeks, over nipples, throat (keeps the condensation and sweat away when wearing a neck gator or balaclava), face cheeks, nose, forehead, bra straps. It doesn't stain, leave marks, protects from windburn, sweat, etc, will be your best, never leave behind friend. You will thank me, :)
Socks: - DO NOT DOUBLE UP - wrong move, will alter shoe wear. Purchase winter socks, (smart wool, therma clima cool, etc) If you are a skier, snowmobiler, a general outdoor person you probably already have these socks stashed somewhere,
Thermal long johns or tight capris - all about muscles and warmth,
Base layer/bra: - close to the body so it draws the moisture away and keeps your muscles warm
Tights: Try to find some winter tights, they should be a little heavier in material and some fleece on the inside. You can also put on a light weigh wind pant.
Top layer: Same deal as tights. There are some state of the art material that is made to keep you warm, pull it out if it is buried somewhere or go buy a piece.
Jacket: wind and water resistant. Not heavy, provides that one more step of protection and warmth
Neck gator/Balaclava/toque/mittens (not gloves as you want to keep your fingers together for the warmth)and shoes. There are shoes on the market that are clima resistance if you so choose to go that route otherwise the ones you wear all the time work.
Yaktrax/cleats for under your shoes - these only work in certain conditions and are a personal preference.
TIP: You don't want to over dress as this weighs you down and makes for an already uncomfortable long run, longer. You should start 10 degree cooler as you will warm up.
As always we will start each run with warmups, give you our FOCUS and INTENT and answer any questions you may have.
Enjoy this week and see you all out hitting the pavement.
Stefania for FoF