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Running in Winter

Running in winter can suck, but its all about your attitude.  If you go into it thinking that its going to suck, guess what, it will. There are a lot of great things about running in the winter.  You most likely won't overheat.  Less traffic on the trails.  Quietness, beautiful scenery, nature! There are a few extra precautions I take while running in the winter months. 1) Visibility Clothing.  I do this a lot of the time, but in winter it is extra important.  People don't see you, and in winter they are really not looking for you. I mean, who would go out and run when its snowing outside? :) 2) Head Lamp and rear light.  Since a lot of people run either before work or after you end up running at night during the winter.  This can be an additional issue #1 doesn't really help with.  That being said, a good head lamp really goes a long way.  I also recommend wearing a light on your back.  Ever see a car with only its daytime running lights on? They are kind of hard to see …