Greetings Fellow Runners! I am looking for winter gear recommendations to encourage me to run outside in a variety of conditions.
I’ll start with background. I run 20ish miles per week, typically on roads or surfaces like BDT or Waterfront Trail (though this challenge has encouraged me to try trails). I run hot and sweat A LOT.
What are some recommendations for running on slick surfaces? Last year I did some unwanted skating on plowed snow, black ice, or ice under snow. Trail shoe or traction devices (brands you love or hate, I read tons of reviews last year but didn’t settle on anything)?
How do you layer to stay warm? What types of material and/or gear do you prefer? Specially, looking for recommendations at less than 20 degrees and for handling wind. Why is the wind SO cold?? What handles dampness from sweat or precipitation on long runs?
Do you have any jacket recommendations that allow for heat dissipation? I rarely wear a jacket as I overheat.
Happy Winter Running!!