You’ve crossed the finish line of your fall marathon. You’ve gotten your medal. The day’s celebratory dinner and social media status buzz about your accomplishment has faded. Almost immediately you’re thinking about how you can better your time in the next marathon. The urge to hit the pavement to train for your next race is intense.
Unless you have access to a treadmill, winter running can be next to impossible. But if you have the right gear, you can run in most winter conditions. It’s important to understand the limits of regular winter clothes and the benefits of specially tailored gear.
Rule No. 1: Avoid cotton. It will absorb water and could make a cold situation much worse. Beyond that, here are a few tips.
It’s getting cold outside, and the ranks of outdoor runners are thinning out.
Your choices are simple: You could stay inside and watch TV while remembering those warm spring and summer runs, or you could bundle up and run alongside the snowplows or crashing waves of Lake Michigan. If you plan to tough it out until the Spring, it’s important to keep some safety tips in mind.