Colorado snow and my Icespikes

Snow in Colorado Springs

Snow in Colorado Springs

Snow arrived with Nancy Hobbs this week in her hometown of Colorado Springs, giving her the perfect opportunity to pull on her winter running gear. She writes: With temps in the 20s and fresh snow – some two inches or so – I pulled out my Saucony runners with their set of Icespikes already inserted. I hadn’t used these shoes for a while so I had to dust away the cobwebs. Dressed in two jackets, turtleneck made from Coolmax fabric, insulated CW-X tights, wind pants, Switch eyewear, a headband and hat I was ready to set off for a 30-minute run.

It was so quiet out, listening to my footfalls on the fresh snow. What a joy. So  I decided to go a bit longer and got in 40 minutes and about 4 miles. This included about 400ft of climbing since all around my neighborhood is hilly terrain. I ran on dirt roads and some pavement, even a nice climb on a single-track trails.

My Icespikes gave me the confidence to run over every bit of snow and even some icy patches. Plus, when I had to cross the already-shoveled streets, the Icespikes didn’t hinder my progress, instead they made a nice, “tap, tap, tap” sound on the pavement.

Nancy Hobbs

Nancy Hobbs

Thumbs up on my run this morning thanks to my friends at Icespike!

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