Winter Running Shoe Round-Up 2017: Scarpa Atom S, The North Face Ultra MT Winter, Altra Lone Peak Neoshell Mid, Salomon S-Lab XA Alpine, Saucony Razor ICE+,

It is already feeling like spring in many parts of the US, but if you live near mountains and like to go up into them from now until May/June, you are likely to encounter some snow still and otherwise harder conditions than ideal for the average trail shoe.  I’ve put a handful of winter trail […]

Review: GORE Urban Run Convertible Windstopper Gloves

You’d think given that it’s now Spring that it’s a bit late to be reviewing a pair of running gloves. Unfortunately, the cold has dragged on here in New Hampshire, and it was 10 degrees Fahrenheit and windy when I got up this morning. Conditions hadn’t improved much for my lunchtime run, and it was […]

Winter Running Apparel Review: GORE and Sporthill Windproof Running Pants and Tights

One of the most popular posts I wrote last winter was a piece on whether you should wear shorts or no shorts over running tights. The post currently has 135 comments, quite possibly a record for this site, and it quickly became clear that I had hit on a topic of great significance to runners. […]

Winter Running Traction: Stabilicers Run, Kahtoola Nanospikes, and YakTrax Run Cleats

Winters where I live can be hard, but my disdain for the treadmill generally keeps me outside unless conditions get really bad. This winter started off pretty tame up here in New Hampshire. We had cold, but not much snow through early January, and I was able to use road shoes for most of my […]

Running in Winter: How to Keep Hands and Feet Warm When It’s Cold

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how to keep man-parts warm on runs in the winter. The response to that post was incredible (now nearing 15,000 hits!), so clearly it was a topic of interest to runners, especially considering how cold this winter has been in many parts of the world (one […]

Review of YakTrax Run Traction Cleats

Dealing with traction on winter runs can be challenging for a road runner. Most of the time I find that a decent pair of lugged trail shoes suffices for mixed conditions on sidewalks and roads (mostly crusty ice and snow up here in NH), but there are certain times when a trail shoe alone won’t […]

Shorts Or No Shorts Over Running Tights – A Post on Winter Running

We’re all friends here right? Ok, so I’m going to cover a sensitive topic in this post (pun intended). Hold on tight! On Tuesday I went for a run in a snowstorm. The flakes were coming down pretty steadily, the roads and sidewalks were completely snow-covered, and the temperature when I left was 13 degrees […]

New Balance MT110WR Winter Running Shoe Review

The New Balance MT110 is a trail shoe that held  lot of initial promise for me, but was done in by a sole that was overly built up under the lateral forefoot. This caused my feet to tilt inward simply standing in the shoes, and led to a bout of posterior tibial tendonitis after a […]

Winter Running Shoe Recommendation: Merrell Mix Master 2 Waterproof Trail Shoe

A few months ago I wrote a very positive review of the Merrell Mix Master 2 trail running shoe. It still ranks among my favorites (though the Inov-8 Trailroc 235 is vying for the top spot in my trail shoe rotation), and is suitable for running in a variety of conditions from asphalt roads to […]

Winter Running Gear – Reviews of Personal Favorites From Head-to-Toe

Well, winter is upon us, and as the dark arrives progressively earlier, the cold wind starts to howl, and the snow begins to fall, we runners who live in the northern climes must begin to adapt. I’ve received a number of emails recently asking for recommendations about winter running gear, so I figured it was […]

Video: Running in Falling Snow

Running in Falling Snow from Pete Larson on Vimeo.I filmed a short clip while running in a snowstorm this afternoon – it was absolutely beautiful, and me and my dog Jack had a blast cruising through the falling flakes. This video is just to show that snow is no excuse to not go for a […]

Runblogger Runcast #3 – Running on Snow and Ice with La Sportiva Hobnails

Running through the winter in New Hampshire naturally means that I have to deal with snow and ice – there’s really no alternative aside from toiling away inside on the treadmill. Until this year, I’ve simply avoided running in nasty conditions, but even on good days the sidewalks in my area usually have a layer […]

Winter Running – Tips on How to Stay Motivated Despite the Weather

On a day when I ran my final 20 miler in preparation for the Disney Marathon in wind chills equivalent to 4 degrees Fahrenheit, I thought it would be appropriate to put together a post with some advice on how to keep running through the winter. For me, this is the first winter when I […]