Believe it or not, summer is on its way! And while this summer running may look a little different, masked, and solo, we still have to be prepared for the increasing temperature and humidity.
Runners are typically diligent about sticking to a training schedule. The plan says 5 miles at tempo pace, so you’re doing 5 miles at tempo pace! However, when deciding how to adjust training or what you want to do for your run on a given day, we often forget to take into account all of the other “stuff” that’s happened.
You can set the most brilliant SMART goal possible and still not feel particularly motivated or you may feel pressure to follow through on goals that just aren’t healthy for your body. These are the moments when we want to take a look at how our thought patterns are affecting our behavioral patterns. How often are you paying attention to your self-talk? Would you talk to a loved one the way you talk to yourself? (STOP. Don’t keep reading until you’ve genuinely thought that last question through)
There is a certain kind of power that comes from running in winter weather. You feel tough when you’re bundling up, and the sense of accomplishment that comes from running in the cold is second to none. But there are risk factors to running in extreme temperatures, and it’s important to protect yourself from the elements on your run.
Your alarm goes off, you open your eyes, and for a moment you’re convinced it must still be the middle of the night. It’s so dark and the window is a bit drafty…. This must be a mistake! But no, this was completely intentional. You set your alarm last night with the intention of waking up and getting your run done first thing in the morning. The only problem: it’s February in NYC.
Winter running season is upon us, and whether you love it or hate it, it’s here to stay for a little while longer. As you may have already noticed, running in cold weather presents many challenges! Extreme temperature changes, hot and cold alike, add extra stress to your cardiovascular system. Unlike summer running, it’s vital in winter to keep your chest (and heart) warm while running.
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