I've had to stray from my usual routine in recent months (you know, #stressfracture). Yet, here I am...feeling ready, and raring to get back at it. Only now, the weather is a tad bit colder than it was three months ago.
As much as I dread the cold weather, it's a reality in Iowa. That said, I don't have to love it to tolerate it. After all, my attitude is all on me.
Here's a few cold weather reminders that'll assist me in facing the winter in my running shoes...
I wasn't always an outdoor runner. In fact, my first year of running happened almost exclusively on the treadmill. After I ventured outside in the warmer weather, though, it was really tough to go back inside when the temps turned chilly. My only option was to become a winter warrior. In doing so, I was able to take most of my runs outdoors.
Through trial and error, I figured out a lot of survival tactics for enduring the extreme cold of Iowa winters. I've had 15 years of winter running, via the great outdoors, and here are some of the things I have learned...
***flannel-lined tights - these can be worn on their own, or as a base layer under a thinner pair of tights.
So, your turn...do you venture outdoors in the winter, or prefer to keep it inside? Any favorite tips for winter running? What's the coldest weather you've endured in your running shoes?