I’ve given up on persuading folks to take up working outdoors in winter. Gyms are fantastic! And if pulling on a number of layers of clothes and lights to run outdoors within the grim, freezing darkish is not one thing that calls to you, a number of well-meaning phrases most likely will not do the trick.
But working in these lengthy, dreary months is an opportunity to provide cabin fever the finger and get some much-needed recent air and vitamin D. Do you want some recommendations on the way to stop hypothermia whilst you trot alongside? I pulled collectively a number of the gear that will get me out each day, together with a number of starter suggestions. Be certain to additionally take a look at our Best Fitness Trackers and Best Running Shoe guides—and all of the gear that helped WIRED’s former editor in chief run faster marathons in his forties.
Updated February 2023: We added our favourite cold-weather working picks, like Patagonia Pack Out Tights.
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