Running with Snow and Ice Cleats

Posted: February 26, 2013 by kirisyko in Fitness and Training, SykOtic, Winter
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Move and Be Well

YakTraxWinter has officially arrived where I live.  Some of you are fortunate enough to NOT have to deal with snow, but that is not the case here in Michigan! We’ve been nailed with single digit temperatures and snow, with subzero windchill.

People like my husband and co-workers are nutty enough to brave the weather regardless of the extreme temperatures and conditions.  It never dawned on me that there may be runners who have never heard of OR don’t bother using snow and ice cleats – that is until I saw a runner slip-sliding around today outside of my daughter’s school.  After seeing him fall three times, I pulled up alongside him to see if he was okay.  He wasn’t wearing any and I explained to him what they are.

Snow and ice cleats are basically like chains for tires, except you put them over your shoes.  They provide added traction…

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