More tips to attack the extremes of winter training.
- B Schill
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Mother nature, during the dead of winter, can be brutal on those of us living above and below certain latitudes. The landscape is generally covered in several feet of snow, the temperature ranges from shiver inducing to face chapping, and there is an overall lack of sunlight to warm foul moods and frozen hands. During the winter solstice (the shortest day and longest night of the year) in New England, there are little more than nine hours of sunlight, and almost 15 hours of darkness. It is very conceivable that people who work 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. could very easily be driving to and from work in the dark. What does this mean for runners? It means that there may be some days that you are running in the dark. The cold and dark can be a very …
Tips and suggestions about conquering the cold.
- B Schill
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Despite what the daily-temperatures of the last few days suggest, it will soon get very cold in New England. For runners, this means a variety of precautions and steps must be taken to ensure safety and comfort when out on the roads or trails. The following are my suggestions for preparing for the upcoming harsh winter months. I could say, though hastily, that you just need to wear more 'stuff' during the winter. It is, however, a little more involved than that. Cold weather running gear can be expensive, but is a necessary part of outdoor training. Ineffective clothing for the weather conditions is not only, well, ineffective, it can also be dangerous if you seriously under-dress for the elements. Gloves are essential to winter running. …