I say that as a 13-year veteran of winter running.
It's no secret that I much prefer the heat (and even the humidity) of summer. As an Iowa gal, though, cold winters are my reality for several months every year. Although I do a fair amount of whining and complaining about the winter weather, I don't let it keep me inside (much). My glass is always half full, even in the midst of cold fingers and frozen toes, because every run is a blessing.
Here's a few things I love about running in the winter...
Layers, layers, and (often times) even more layers. A good thing about wearing numerous layers is that it will force you to rotate through more of your running wardrobe. Yes, you will sweat when it’s cold outside, and you very well may sweat through those multiple layers. Instead of wearing the same favorite pieces over and over, winter gives me a chance to dig a little deeper in my closet.
How about you? Are you a softy when it comes to cold weather? What's the coldest temps you have endured for a run or a race?
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