In looking and quizzing about different strategies for running in the snow, we decided to try out a quick snow run on King Street in Toronto with several devices. Here's my review of the ones I tried.
[Nota Bene: I'm about 235 lbs, 5' 11", I usually take choppier steps than marathoners, and I land flat footed, or a little on the ball and toes - I also underpronate (supinate) my feet during my running gate.]
shoveling snow on the drive-way in the summer
|Slide Grippers||$29||walking to tim horton's to buy 4 double-doubles and a box of assorted tim bits for your curling team|
|Yaktrax Pro||$25||running in a variety of conditions like, dry hard tarmac, slush, icy-patches on side-walk, packed-snow tracks, and bridge-mix trails|
|Microspikes||$60||walking from your BMW to the uncleared drive-way of one of your rental properties to see a bailiff evict dead-beat tenants from your money-maker|
Along with my Garmin, the Yaktrax are going to go into my running hall of fame as facilitating an awesome run experience. There is no way to run fast without this shoe gear in the winter conditions I run in.
Don't forget about the 2-minute Burpee Challenge. Only a few days left! I'll post my video shortly!