Cold Weather Running Not For You? Consider thisâ�¦January 16th 2013
By Judi Fluger, CEO
Has the thought of yet another workout on the treadmill left you sitting on the couch flipping channels with no motivation?
It’s not too late to give running outside a chance. If you haven’t acclimated to the colder temps because you have been hanging out inside, consider wearing a balaklava that covers your mouth as you breath while also keeping your neck, ears and a great deal of your face warm.
Remaining exposed skin can be covered with Warm Skin, an emollient that forms a protective layer over your skin and actually feels like it is warming you as you begin to sweat.
I know what you're thinking, “No way am I going to sweat…it’s a bezillion degrees below zero!”
Well, think again!
It’s important to layer when running in the cold. Start with a good wicking base layer. It should be light weight and technical – banish cotton from that winter running wardrobe. It doesn’t wick so it will retain moisture and make you feel even colder. Your next layer should be a little heavier. Products like Mizuno’s Breath Thermo actually will heat you up as they become damp. Finish with a jacket that has wind stop features. Once you are done with your run get out of the damp clothes and make sure you are hydrating.
Yes, winter running wear is an investment. But it will make the bitter season so much more tolerable and the good stuff will last you for many, many years. Protect it by washing it with an anti microbial soap like Sport Wash.
Some of you will not believe such lightweight fabrics are actually warm, so...come try before you buy.
Saturday, January 19th at 8:00 a.m., you can try on and run in a base layer with our run group. It is supposed to be a balmy 5 degrees that morning - the PERFECT opportunity to give winter running a chance!
Jeremy will lead the group, give you some tips on winter running form and you get to find out why I call this stuff “long underwear on steroids”. Hey, steroids worked for Lance, and they also seem to work for Craft. Better to wear them than injest them. C’mon. It’ll be so much fun you will join us every Saturday!
If you want any more info about Saturday, give us a call at 651-426-1919, or just show up (for FREE this week!) at 8:00 at 1340 Highway 96 East in White Bear. We'd love to see you there.