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Let’s be honest. When it comes to running, there’s almost nothing worse for your motivation than running in temperatures that make you want to crawl back in bed. In fact, for most of us during the cooler months, it can be easy to forego our training plans entirely in favor of staying cozy indoors. And while there’s always a time and place for cozy relaxing, when it comes to hitting our training goals, there’s nothing worse than breaking the promises we make to ourselves.

Thankfully, the Olympian-founded, ethically produced activewear brand, Boathouse Sports, has lots of great options for runners looking to upgrade their sportswear and seek new inspiration in order to reach their fitness goals this winter.

We have outlined some of our favorite items that are sure to help add motivation behind those chilly runs:

True North Unisex Waterproof Helium Ultra-Light Jacket

This jacket is the perfect addition to your runner’s uniform. The ultra-lightweight, packable, and reflective jacket provides waterproof and wind protection and features an adjustable hood with a cord lock. The Helium fabric also allows for a breathable, 2-say comfort stretch fit, making it the perfect final layer for your fit. It comes in a hi-vis yellow, which is great for staying safe during that early morning or late-night run.

Quarter-Zip Compression Top ($74)

If you’re looking for a non-bulky layer that provides maximal warmth, this compression top fits nicely under the Helium Ultra-Light Jacket or your preferred running jacket. The Quarter-Zip Compression Top, which is available for men and women, is made with form-fitting fabric that provides gentle compression that still allows for flexible movement, while wicking away moisture to keep you dry and warm.

Tailwind Hoodie ($98).
This Tailwind Hoodie has been a Boathouse classic for years, according to our sources. With a new year comes a new style, and this staple now comes with a fun navy swirl accent inside the hood. Whether you’re on a long run, in frigid temperatures, or need something cozy for active recovery, this piece is your catch all. The stretch-lite performance fabric is engineered to provide you with the flexibility and durability to meet all your training demands. And, when the wind gets bad, the raised neckline and Scuba hoodie provide unrestricting, 360-degree range of motion so you are able to take in all of your surroundings.

Boathouse Demin Wash Accel II Rowing Trou ($42),

Last but not least on the list is the iconic Trou, which comes in a fun denim wash – perfect to pair with the Tailwind Hoodie and that navy swirl hoodie. Trou may sound counter intuitive to the cold weather, but hear us out. If you are a runner, you know your glutes are one of the most valuable muscle groups in your body. It’s where the bulk of your power resides. Cold glutes can lead to slower pace and even worse, injury. Trou are one of my favorite layering hacks to protect my glutes during runs on colder days.  If you want to up your training game, add these to your running attire to perfect your training goals.

The best thing about Boathouse Sports apparel is that it is made by athletes for athletes, so you know you are getting a product that is designed to meet your fitness needs.


Sportswear giant Nike has terminated its contract with former cyclist Lance Armstrong over doping evidence.

Nike stated that “due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Armstrong participated in doping… we have terminated his contract”.

Lance Armstrong, 41, has also stepped down as chairman of his charity Livestrong.

The decisions come a week after the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) released a report containing accusations of widespread doping by Armstrong and his teams.

It contains sworn statements from 26 witnesses, including 11 former team-mates.

USADA ordered 14 years of Lance Armstrong’s career results, including his seven Tour de France titles, to be erased. The former cyclist has always denied doping, but gave up his fight against the charges in August.

Nike, which added that it was “misled” by the American for more than a decade, made a U-turn on a statement released last week when it said it would “continue to support Lance and the Lance Armstrong Foundation”.

Nike has terminated its contract with former cyclist Lance Armstrong over doping evidence

Nike has terminated its contract with former cyclist Lance Armstrong over doping evidence

Nike and Lance Armstrong had been in partnership since 1996.

Lance Armstrong also announced on Wednesday that he would be quitting his role as chairman of his cancer charity in order “to spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding my cycling career”.

The Texan will remain on Livestrong’s 15-member board, with vice-chairman Jeff Garvey, who was founding chairman in 1997, taking over Lance Armstrong’s role.

Lance Armstrong added: “As my cancer treatment was drawing to an end, I created a foundation to serve people affected by cancer.

“It has been a great privilege to help it grow from a dream into an organisation that today has served 2.5 million people and helped spur a cultural shift in how the world views cancer survivors.”

Former England footballer, Geoff Thomas, who survived myeloid leukaemia he contracted in 2003, said Lance Armstrong “had done the right thing” by stepping down as chairman.

“I think it’s damage limitation while everything is going as it is – there’s a news story about Lance every day,” he said.

“Lance stepping down will probably take the heat away from the charity itself and put the focus solely on him.”