At times seasons might change overnight probably during the day it was hot, and in the following morning, it is freezing and everywhere else there is snow. Instead of hibernating from your normal workout routine it is always good to power up the treadmill using pros to make it look the best.
The winter running will make you be able to shake the winter despair and also to help boost your energy levels, and you will also keep fit.
Below, I provide tips necessary for running during the winter.
· Promise yourself a reward
When you promise yourself that you will get a good reward like giving yourself a treat or visiting a friend helps a person get motivated.
This is always a good way to get started. John Stanton once stated that people could do anything if it is in regards to omelets or pancakes but not otherwise. This made people start running, and in the end, it was not that bad.
· Make sure you have the right shoes
The right shoe during winter is the shoe that will keep you warm, and snow will remain out. It is also good to wear socks that will wick away any wetness like some woolen socks.
· Wear lighter clothes
When you start running, you will get warm and sweat too, therefore, it is good not to burden yourself with a burden of clothes. Experts say when running in the winter, you should dress like it is 20 degrees warmer.
· Get lit
Since there is limited light, you will probably be running in the dark. Therefore you should wear reflective and glowing gear or probably use a headlamp or carry a flashlight while going out so that people can see you.
· Do some warm up
Ensure that your blood is flowing well that is why you have to walk or move around or would rather run up and down the stair or could also opt to jump a rope whichever is convenient. This makes you feel warmer and ready for the run.
· Outwit the wind
During this season the wind is always very strong and can break you. Try running into the wind for around 10 mins then give it your back for nearly 5 minutes.
Repeat this severally as it shields you from being blasted by the wind. Do not expose your skin to the strong winds as it may get chilly gusts.
· Be flexible with pace and mileage
Expert’s advice that in cold weather always check out for elevated places since it will be warmer. They say that winter is more of maintaining the miles achieved rather than competing for speed.
· Change your clothes immediately after the run
It is normal for your body temperature to drop after the run. To avoid the chills, you are advised to change your clothes immediately put on something warmer and take a hot drink afterward. Soup does much better since it keeps you warm and refuels the proteins in the body together with storing sodium.