It’s still winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and the handful of people that continue to run commute year-round in snowy regions have their fair share of sub-zero temperatures, icy paths, unshoveled sidewalks, and slush-filled roads with which to deal.
Enter Frederic Otis.
He only started run commuting two months ago, but to begin in winter, when the weather in Québec can be at its worst (and continue to run throughout) makes Frederic an especially notable New Run Commuter who will no doubt continue to run to work for years to come.
Run Commuting Gear
Backpack: Lululemon Surge Backpack It’s truly a great backpack, but I couldn’t bring my work clothes in it because they would be all creased up. I’d really like to try the IAMRUNBOX backpack for that reason.
Shoes: Summer shoes – Vibram FiveFingers V-Run, Winter shoes – Vivobarefoot Primus Trail SG
Clothing: Summer clothing – plain sports t-shirt and shorts. Winter – I wear merino wool base layer because it keeps warm and dries very fast.
Outerwear: Winter: My merino base layers (1 or 2) plus a soft shell to cut the wind.
Headgear: Summer : Ciele Athletics cap (another Montreal based company that makes great stuff), Winter – merino beanie for warmer conditions, or a country skiing hat
Lights: None, or a running light on one of my arms.
Hydration: For longer runs or when it’s hot, I use a Camelbak pack like this one.
The New Run Commuters Submission Form