Monday , 21 April 2014
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Tips for Running in the Winter Months

Running is a great thing to do whatever the time of the year, it is a perfect exercise for those who wish to improve their aerobic health, who wish to tone their muscles or wish to lose weight. Obviously, when running outdoors the experience varies depending on the time of year. Running in winter, for obvious reasons, is a little more difficult than running at more temperate times. 

Firstly, it is important to recognise that running itself is a good way to keep warm. As long as you are moving and being active then you should be able to perform well even in the cold temps. Of course there are limits, and so you can take measures to counter-act the cold temperatures.

Obviously you should consider wearing winter running hear. With the above point in mind, you should dress for 20 degrees warmer or so. So whilst you can wear gloves and sweatshirts etc, you don’t need to go much beyond this, and can leave your coat at home.

Motivation can become the biggest problem in the colder months. When one travels with companions the journey seems half as long, and so if you have motivation issues you might consider running as part of a group.

After your run can be the time when the cold is felt most strongly.  You should change out of your running clothes UK and into something warmer, put the heating on and gently re-acclimatise to your environment.

 

One comment

  1. Good post, Running itself is a good way to keep warm.

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