It's February! What?

What NOT to Wear
This Saturday's run is February 1st and our spring races are just ahead, especially Rock the Parkway.

This month we continue to build mileage and mid month, weather depending, we kick off speed work sessions with a half mile time trial to determine lactate threshold and training paces.

Our long run this Saturday is at Shawnee Mission North High School. Start time is 7:00 a.m. We will be set up for 10 miles with group breakfast at RJ's following the run at 8:45 a.m. Please RSVP by Thursday for breakfast so we can give RJ"s a head count on Friday.

Winter Running Gear Tips:
  • Layer with breathable, water wicking materials and a wind resistant outer layer, preferably one that is reflective as we still start in the dark on most mornings.
  • Insert hand warmer's in your gloves. You can find these at local sporting good stores.
  • Layer two pairs of gloves - an outer layer wind resistant mitten works wonders. 
  • Invest in a few good pairs of running socks. There are a variety out there and the wool work wonders for cold piggies. 
  • Avoid cottons that don't breath well and absorb sweat. 
  • Make or purchase a fleece neck gator. They can protect your face from the wind. 
  • Trap warmth in with a hat or hood. We lose most of our heat from our head.
  • Consider Yak Trax for the snow - and only in the snow! You can find these at running shoe stores and on-line.