Thursday, November 3, 2011

Winter Running Tips for Beginners

Keep Running Through the Winter
As we reach the end of the year we are reminded of cold temperatures and snow.

I love winter but not being ready for it has the thought of winter shivering up my backside.  
How you fit and organize your running program into the season can make for better running.
If you've gone through a winter before or you're a  beginner, you probably want a list to keep you ready.
Here is some winter tips to get you organized.

10 Winter Running Tips For Beginners

  1. Dress in layers. Make sure that you wear light layers so when you are warm you can take a layer off. A good rule is windbreaker, liner and t-shirt
  2. Running shoes should be have more grip, because of snow and ice.
  3. Water, always hydrate yourself through out the day. Even though you are not sweating, you still need to drink water to help replenish you when you run.
  4. Warming up - You should warm up with a 5 to 10 minute walk or light jog and stretch before your run.
  5. Wear socks that pull the wet away from skin to prevent your toes from getting cold and freezing.
  6. Wear a light hat and mittens. Preferably good wicking, because sweat can turn into your worst enemy when it starts to get cold.
  7. Make sure that you have good SPF Sun and Wind protection for your face and lips, even if it is cloudy the sun still has damaging rays.
  8. Run in the day time as much as possible or wear reflective clothing.
  9. Always carry around ID or wear an ID bracelet and always carry a phone.
  10. Wear sun glasses, sunshine rays can be very hard on your eyes when it reflects off the snow.

SMilE and have a HapPY RuN!
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