Oh the weather outside is frightful, but that doesn’t mean that you have to trade your outdoor run in for the treadmill. It may be nippy out, but running in cold weather can be comfortable and totally fun. Just have to follow these tips for running in the cold.
Dress In Layers
This one should be a no brainer, but you would be surprised how many people don’t wear layers while running in the cold. When you first start your run, you’ll probably be pretty cool. But after a few minutes, your body should quickly warm up. That’s why it’s important to wear layers, so that you can take pieces off as you heat up.
Not just any socks, heavy warm socks. Running shoes are designed to let heat escape from your feet so naturally if you’re running in the cold that can leave your toes feeling like ice cubes. Putting on a pair of thicker socks will help you retain heat and make your run more comfortable.
Ease In To It
Your body adapts to colder weather over time so if you start running in the cooler fall weather, it’s likely that the cold weather temps will be more bearable.
During the winter it gets dark outside earlier making it harder to spot icy patches or uneven surfaces. Since slipping and falling is never fashionable no matter how trendy your gear, it’s always a good idea to run in areas that are well lit and where you know the terrain to avoid injuries.