"Many distance runners use the winter months to establish a solid base of high mileage. Running in cold weather is possible, and even comfortable, because of the built-in protective mechanisms brought into operation by your body," says podiatrist Robert Weiss, DPM. "When dressing for cold weather runs, it is most important to utilize the layered clothing methods. This method is most efficient because air (which is an excellent insulator) is trapped between each layer. It should be remembered that even in the coldest weather, vigorous exercise can cause you to sweat heavily."
|Dr. Robert Weiss
"Regarding footwear — consider the waterproof ones. The waterproof protection will keep your feet dry, and allow a breathable network for internal moisture to be released. One to consider is Brooks Ghost, which I personally am using, made with Gore-Tex membrane for waterproof protection. I also find that I wear pretty much the same shoes in winter that I’ve been using year-round, but they are sprayed with “heavy-duty” silicone to keep out the moisture. There is a real danger with frostbite of the feet when running shoes get wet," says Dr. Weiss.
Source: Darien News [12/21/18]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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