Thursday, January 14, 2010

Winter UP

So we're stuck here in the Northeast and the time for over indulgence and playing Wii golf has come to an end. Wouldn't it be sweet if you could Wii and bike on your trainer? I tried to Halo and spin once. But my hands got too sweaty to control with any finesse and I got annihilated.

But training in the cold doesn't have to suck. Nor does it mean you have to be stuck staring at your kid sister's poster of KB you're too lazy/obsessed with to take down....I mean that inspiring Tri picture you put up.

Here are a couple of my secrets.

Wind proof. Part of what sucks about winter training is wearing a ton of layers and being all uncomfortable. I got a couple different shirts of varying thickness from Zoot with wind panels on the chest and they're really great for keeping my core warm. Plus they're not bulky like jackets can be.
Also on the run when it's cold a peter heater is key. Need I say more?
And clearly on the bike if you're not blocking the wind you're just asking for trouble. I guess you can keep layering up and you'll stay warm/the wind wont suck all the heat off your body. But you can go lighter when you wind block.

When I bike I don't have super heavy duty insulated booties. But I've found that a couple of warmers on the toes do wonders.

Uh, that's all I got. The pool is still warm...ish.

Any suggestions?

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