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This week’s Tuesday Topic: What are your Winter weather running tips? You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
I will start off by mentioning that Wendy wrote a GREAT post on this topic. Read hers first. 🙂
It is not officially winter yet but last week we got snow and the weather dropped down to freezing cold. I ran one day and did not want to venture out the other days mostly because of the ice. Yes, I could have run at the gym but the thought of running on the treadmill, left me with NO desire to run at all. It is so weird how one summer I did almost all of my runs on the treadmill.
I know Winter will be officially here in a few weeks and I want to share some of my tips for Winter weather running:
• Layering with the right clothes. All of my running clothes are from Oiselle. Depending on how cold it is, I wear a short sleeve or tank followed by a long sleeve shirt and a jacket. I also love the wazzie wool top. Don’t overdress because even though you feel cold in the beginning, eventually you will warm up.
• The right gear. Definitely a hat and gloves (I like Super Puff Mittens and Power On Gloves). I also wear a gaiter to protect me from the wind.
• Hydrate. Just because it is cold does not mean you should not be drinking water while out on a run. <<That’s what I used to think. You can still dehydrate just like you would in the summer.
• Warm up. I wrote in this post that I never do any kind of warm up. I started working with a new coach and he told me I have to warm up before every single run. Now, I really have no choice. 🙂 Today I did a few dynamic workouts and I was hot before I went outside.
• If it is really cold out and/or icy, then run indoors. It isn’t worth falling (that is my fear). But if you “must”, then listen to your body and go indoors or home if needed.
• Skip the run. There is nothing wrong with staying home to catch up on a TV show or read a book. Maybe even take a nap?
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Thank you for the shout out! And in spite of all my advice, I slipped on black ice last weekend. Geez. I’m ok, tho.
Happy Birthday, Zenaida!
Thanks, Wendy. I read about your fall. Black ice is just dreadful!
Hydration is still so important even in Winter! It’s snowing presently. On top of rain overnight. Good thing it’s not a running day for me today!
Happy birthday. I just started getting back into running again
Thank you. Glad to hear that. How is it going?
I think many runners forget the importance of hydration. Well I know I did until I started running more outside in the Winter. Snow and rain is an ugly combo.
Thanks for your winter tips! Being in Florida, I don’t have to battle with the cold, but I sympathize with all my running buddies up north. Keep warm – and enjoy the runs when the sun is out and the paths are clear. There are some nice aspects about winter running that I miss!
I do like it when the sun is out and the paths are clear. Definitely makes it worth running outside. 🙂
Great tips!! Winter running is not for everyone, but I embrace it (once I get adjusted to the cold temps). Happy Birthday!
Thank you! We have no choice but to embrace it, huh?
I agree with layers so that you don’t overdress. You can always remove the top one.
I rarely warm up but I know I should…usually the first mile is SLOW so that’s my warm up.
I din’t run on the treadmill but if the weather is icy, I skip it. It’s not t he end of the world to miss a run.
I’ve been doing some dynamic warmups before my run and that has definitely warmed me up before going out in the cold weather.
oh I forgot…happy b-day!!!!!!!!!
Hope you have a great birthday.
These are helpful tips. Happy Birthday!
Thanks for sharing your winter running tips and happy early birthday!!
Thank you, Kim!
Happy Birthday! Thanks for the tips.
I run outdoors year round and love it! I definitely prefer the cold to the heat and plan to be out this winter as I have previous winters. On icy/snowy days where it’s just not safe to run, I wear snow boots and at the very least take a walk, walking as slow and I need to. It’s still fun.
Every year I say I am going to invest in a pair of yaktrax and never do. I don’t like running in the snow/ice because I am afraid of falling.
I’m going to check out these gloves – it’s about the only thing I struggle to keep warm….my fingers.
I hope you like the gloves. As a BibRave Pro, I am testing a pair of Turtle Gloves and I am liking those too.
These are some great winter running tips. I love your layering tips- we have to layer here.
Thanks for the opportunity to win, and Happy Birthday! My best winter running tip? Get Netflix and don’t feel guilty about being snuggly warm in your house on the treadmill. haha!
Thank you! Oh love that tip too! Nothing wrong with running on the treadmill.
Great tips. Thanks for the link-up, I too like to read everyone’s comments and posts.
Thank you! I learn something new with each post.
Happy Birthday! I’m right behind you in turning 47!
I love these tips! I hope you have a very Happy Birthday!
Happy birthday! There are what, 5 of us in the linkups? Deborah, Deb, Coco, you and me. Team November babies. I really should do a giveaway. Thanks for the idea
Haha, yes to Team November babies!
Happy birthday! I like running in the cold, but I agree that sometimes the best option is taking a nap instead.
A nap is wonderful anytime of the day! 🙂
Happy happy birthday! Hope you have a special day
Thank you! Team November babies. 🙂
Good to know of these tips, I run outdoors some times. Happy birthday!
All great tips as we are about to once again embark upon the frozen tundra that is winter in Chicago. A very happy birthday to you!
Thank you! Sigh, I am not looking forward to the winter. It is supposed to be as cold or even colder than last year.
Happy Birthday! Thank you for the giveaway!
These are all great tips! Even in the cold on those sunny days you need sunscreen!
Oh yes definitely! How could I forget the sunscreen?
Happy Birthday! I love gift cards too so much fun thanks you for doing this for us.
Happy Birthday! My Birthday is December 10th — this would be a terrific gift for me!
Great Tips, Hope Your Birthday Is filled with BLESSINGS!
Happy birthday! Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Birthday@ Love your tip especially about hydrating while running out when it’s cold. A lot of folks forget and then feel faint.
Thank you. Yes, I am one that didn’t know the importance of hydrating during the winter. Now I know better. 🙂
Happy Birthday! I’m an avid runner and love all the tips regarding running out in cold weather.
Thanks. I am glad they’re helpful.
Happy Birthday! Gift cards are the perfect gift cause then you can choose what you like 🙂
Thank you. Yes, gift cards are great gifts!
Happy Belated Birthday 🎊 I like to run or power walk daily. I miss running outdoors in the winter months, but you are inspiring me to run outdoors.
Thank you. I hope you get out there soon!
Hope you had the happiest of birthdays, I will be celebrating my 47th on Dec 11th!
Thank you and Happy Birthday!
I hope you had a happy birthday.
Happy Birthday and thanks for all the great tips
Thank you and you are welcome!
Happy Birthday to you! Mine was Nov. 12th and hubby was Nov. 23rd Thanks for such a great giveaway!
Thank you. Happy Birthday to you and your hubby! A few more November babies!
Happy Birthday… Layers is always best when your out on a jog always a jacket that can be tied around the waste helps.
Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for the wonderful tips and giveaway!
Happy Birthday! I hope it was grand! My youngest turns 18 months in a week and my middle child is getting ready to turn 11 in 2 weeks. It’s a busy time of year. Lol.
Happy Birthday and many blessings.
Happy birthday and thanks for the awesome giveaway.
Thank you and you are welcome!
Happy Birthday !!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thanks for the awesome tips and the giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving y’all!
Aww, so sweet of you. Thank you!