Happy holidays and happy almost new year everyone. Santa listened to my wish and helped me to start running again. The past week, I FINALLY got the green light to start running again as long as there is no pain. So far luckily everything is going smoothly. There is no pain during the run so very very happy with the progress. Although I am not running high mileage I definitely am not complaining. Definitely hoping to take my time in building the mileage because I guess I am still in recovery. So last week I ran twice they both were about 3km each around the high 5min/km pace. Slowly working my way up. Today I also finished up with a 4km run through G Ross park trail.
In Canada the winter is coming out now so the roads and trails tend to be a little slippery with the ice. So I had to watch out for those patches. I thought I would also give you guys a little breakdown of what I wear on runs during the cold days. I always bring gloves and a tuc because my ears and hands tend to get cold really fast. Then I would wear a t-shirt/long sleeve with a thin wind breaker on top because once you get moving the feeling of being cold disappears. For the bottom half I will wear tights with my 5-inch nike running shorts if temperatures are above -5 anything lower I will probably switch to some track pants with the tights underneath. For shoes, I don’t actually have any winter specific running shoes as the current ones I use are still working fine for me. I have heard the Peregrine ICE+ from Saucony is pretty good for winter running incase anyone is needs a new pair(not sponsored I just like saucony). For any new runners, the difference between road running shoes and winter running shoes is the tread at the bottom. The winter shoes tend to have more grip at the bottom to give you a little more stability. Most trail running shoes can work as winter running shoes.
Thanks for reading I hope everybody is killing their goals and setting new ones for the next year. I will keep you guys posted on my next couple runs.
Stay happy, Stay healthy, Keep breathing