Here are a couple of tips for running in the winter:
#1 Add 10 - 15 minutes to your warm up = especially if you are running in the morning - your muscles are shorter and colder - they need to be warmed up before you slip and slide in the snow - you might even consider getting in a warm shower before a run to wake and warm up your body!!
#2 Shorten the distance since per mile it will take you an extra minute on a snowy surface than it would have on clear pavement - OR - slow it down with a shorter stride to avoid slipping
#3 Pick a shoe with extra traction and if your shoes are mesh - you could wrap in duct tape to keep the water out - I should have done that last Sunday - ALSO layer your clothes - you should still feel cool when you start so that you don't sweat too much as you warm up - check the weather forecast before you leave the house for your run.
#4 Know your limits and "IF" you have a sore knee to some other nagging hurt that slipping and sliding could exacerbate, then back off and maybe run on the tread mill.
NOW - having given you all this information, we live in an area where - "IF" you don't like the weather - wait for a couple of days - before the end of this week we will be in positive temperature area and I am quite sure the snow will have dissipated = YEA
December 18th: FoF Christmas get together at Cravens 7 pm (I have put my request in for a Condo in Florida - so if anyone has extra cash you can give it to me that night - no need to wait until Xmas)
December 21st: Group runs in Arkona AND Sarnia - (try to let us know who will join us in Arkona?)
December 31: Resolution Run - be careful - there are a lot of people out driving during the time of this run
January 1st: SRR New Year's Day Run (start your year out on the right foot [or left] - 1PM at the Animal Farm - Canatara Park)
Have you looked at the new page on our web site for current program participants? Under "Resources" click on "Current Client Area" You will find there a set of exercises to help your running. Please make sure you read the total page and follow the progression as stipulated by the videos PLUS your coaches suggest that you even take it easier than the video advice, spending a couple of weeks at each level. Please understand that you can ask us for help if you do not "get" the exercise or if you wish a demonstration / view of how you are attempting the exercise. We do not anyone to get injured trying these exercises.
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