We’ve created a list of some of our top winter running tips.
Wear moisture-wicking base layers to keep sweat away from your skin, an insulating layer for warmth, and a windproof and waterproof outer layer to protect against cold and precipitation.
Don't forget a hat, gloves, and thermal socks to keep your head, hands, and feet warm.
Use running shoes with good traction to prevent slipping on icy or snowy surfaces.
Spend a few extra minutes warming up inside to prepare your muscles for the cold.
Days are shorter in winter, so wear reflective clothing or accessories and use lights or headlamps if running in low-light conditions.
Even in the cold, it's essential to stay hydrated. Drink water before and after your run.
Be aware of icy spots and avoid them if possible. Stick to well-lit and well-traveled paths.
Running on snow or ice can be slippery, so take shorter, quicker steps to maintain balance.
Cold air can make it harder to breathe, so pay attention to how you're feeling and adjust your pace or take breaks if necessary.
Change out of wet clothes immediately after your run to prevent getting chilled. Stretch to prevent stiffness and injury.
In case of an emergency, carry identification, and let someone know your route and estimated return time.
Running with others can provide safety and motivation, especially in cold and dark conditions.
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