What is a Trail Nerd?

A trail nerd is a runner who loathes the pavement, does not let a little bad weather stop them, does not whine, and is always ready to help a fellow trail runner. They originate from Kansas City, then like little seeds, propogate in other areas. Wanna be a nerd? Just join one of our group runs.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Cold Weather Runs

You gotta love cold weather runs - get a few layers on, not too many though - it's all about putting on as few as possible, but as many as necessary to stay warm. If you are cold when you start, and cold after you stop for a few minutes, you probably have the right layers.

Mentally, they give you the feeling of having 'beat the elements'. You go home, tired, a little cold, and then get in a hot bath with a cup of hot tea - it's like heaven!

Bottom line is that the weather does not stop a trail nerd. Rain, shine, cold, humid, snow, or sleet or even ice. Check this site out: http://www.shoeicecleats.com/


Linda Wood said...

That was probably the coldest weather conditions that I have ever run in. I'm glad we did it though. Thanks for talking me into braving the elements. I can hardly wait until February 2008. You guys are the best! Especially in the shower. :0

Jim said...

An easy traction method that works great on snow and ice is to screw your shoes... http://www.skyrunner.com/screwshoe.htm

I also just bought a pair of Kahtoola microspikes that I can't wait to try out....looks like tomorrow is my lucky day