Baby it’s cold outside! Frank Loesser might have been right about the winter months but that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice all of our hard fall training because of a temperature change. Finding the urge to go running with snow on the ground or frostbite nipping at your nose isn’t always easy, but I have written up some tips that just might change your mind the next time you are thinking about skipping.
Maybe you’re the type that enjoys the absolute beauty in your trail run, the sweet sound of the river you run by, or even love the distractions you get from the busy city- all of this is a’okay. I mean, why fix what isn’t broken, right?
Over my short career of running so far, I have these moments myself too. Something about being alone and running of my stress from school is like coming up for a breath of fresh air. As I kept running though, I discovered that when I run with someone, it’s even better. Continue reading
High school was the first time I was ever really exposed to running any kind of distance more than around the track a time or two. I was on the varsity soccer team and can distinctly remember how petrified I was when I heard instructions to do a two or three mile “warmup” run. You can just imagine the look on my face when I heard those words. You want me to run how far…?
Thinking back to those days, it’s pretty apparent to me that those exact feelings are probably what keep a lot of people from ever getting off their couch to try the sport. And I don’t really blame them! Training for my first 5K (just a local race on the high school cross-country course) was one of the hardest things I had ever done up until that point in my life. If just over three miles of hard running was so daunting to someone who was fairly active in sports, I can only imagine how tough must be for someone who just wants to be able to say that they at least jogged it after never having any running experience.