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Gear Up for Cold-Weather Workouts

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If you're primarily an outdoor runner or walker, the thought of turning to the treadmill for the winter can be enough to derail even the most dedicated exercise routine.

But say it with us: There's no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes.

Even if it's cold, wet, or dusky, these pieces, featured in our November 2010 issue, will keep you on track all season.

Late-Night Run

  • Illuminite Microfleece Hat: Thousands of tiny embedded beads for all-around reflectivity. $25; illuminite.com
  • Spibelt: Holds keys and electronics in a neon pouch. $20; spibelt.com
  • Nike Tech Tights: Bonded seams for r educed chafing, with long, reflective strips. $65; nike.com
  • Brooks Nightlife Socks: Brightly colored for high visibility. $10; brooksrunning.com

Sloppy-Weather Workout

  • Waterproof earbuds: Pyle Marine Sport, $25; amazon.com
  • Loki Women's Tak Shell: Built-in mitts and a face shield with reflective details. $189; lokigear.com
  • The North Face Power Stretch Gloves: Wind resistant and moisture wicking. $30; thenorthface.com
  • Falke ESS Top: The wool blend allows for breathable thermal insulation. $90; Paragon Sports, 800-961-3030
  • Salmon XA Pro 3D Ultra GTX: Waterproof with rugged trail soles and a mud guard. $140; salomon.com

Cold-Weather Tip
Think you need less water if you sweat less? Not so, says ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes. Hydrate in winter as you would in hot weather.

Do you keep up with outdoor workouts in the winter? What's your favorite gear?

Andriana Verdi is Whole Living's editorial assistant. This fitness roundup originally appeared in the November issue of Whole Living.

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