By Lauren Jimison

Many people claim that they don't like running outside during the wintertime. But what they really mean is that they don't like running outside in the cold without the right gear. Enjoying an outdoor winter workout is all about dressing right.

Sure, without the right apparel a chilly run would be anything but enjoyable. When armed with gear designed to keep you warm and dry, though, running through snowy, winter weather can be just as pleasant as a mild-weather, springtime jog through the park.

This winter, instead of turning all your workouts over to the treadmill, or even worse, setting your running routine on the backburner until springtime comes around, invest in a few key pieces of winter weather running gear.

Designed to keep runners warm and dry, while still maintaining breathability and flexibility, gearing up with these essential items will keep you running strong through the snowy season.

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-- Lauren Jimison is an elite runner at Mammoth Track Club.

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