Late winter is a wonderful time in the northern Midwest: temperatures rise, the roads clear, and the clouds give way to the sun… but not yet. March began with a 9 inch snowfall, on top of the foot or so of snow already on the ground. I decided that the additional snow warranted the (not … More NB MT100 and REI Gaiters, Revisited… and Pants
After 5 days of not running because of the cold snap, I broke. I had been kind of lazy about running the extreme cold (less than 5 degrees). But with some crappy eating habits and general restlessness, I had all that I could take. I packed up my gear and was ready for a lunchtime … More Cold Run Wasn’t So Cold
Winter returned with a bang in the Twin Cities. A couple of Sundays ago, Old Man Winter dropped about a foot of snow on us. This landed on not fully frozen ground, so the bottom layer was kind of mushy for a while, but then froze solid. This provided a heinous base for driving and running. I … More Winter Running: Another Attempt at Traction
This winter has been a good one. We’re barely getting started and it’s been the snowiest in recent years. And just for fun, last week it warmed up enough to rain for a day, followed by a quick, hard freeze. If footing on the roads and sidewalks was rough before, it’s downright craptastic now. I … More Icy Roads, Meet Screw Shoes
A few years ago, I purchased a set of Yaktrax Pro traction devices. It was after a painful bounce on an ice cover sidewalk that I decided to break down and do something about my lack of friction on frozen running surfaces. I’m no noob to running on ice and snow. I had run year-round … More Yaktrax, for Runners?