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Winter Running Tips for Masochists

Your Clothing and Accessories

When running in the wintertime:

  • Wear long-sleeve tees or light jacket, and gloves.
  • Take care of your clothing layers so that you can sweat without it bothering you in the cold.
  • Wear MicroSpikes if there is snow.
  • Carry a water bottle, one that doesn't leak.

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