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Foods to keep you energized and running all winter

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‘Tis the season for dark mornings, dark evenings, and grey days in between, with sleet, snow, and rain trying to prevent us from sticking to our training plans. But even if you’re one of the brave ones – a runner who dares to take on the elements, full of grit and determination – you’ll still have days when you […]

Winter is coming, be ready

Preparing for winter running, now

Many runners say they dread winter and that the coldest months of the year are usually when they run the least or – gasp! – hit the treadmill. But don’t psych yourself out – psych yourself up! Winter running doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Mentally preparing for winter starts now, before the last leaves fall on […]

Are the shorter days making you feel sluggish? Consider light therapy.

The benefits of light therapy for runners

  As the days get shorter, it can be challenging to find daylight hours to squeeze our runs into. While running in the dark can be an interesting experience, the lack of sun causes many of us to feel sluggish and lethargic. Studies show it also disrupts our sleep quality, lowers our mood, and reduces our desire for physical […]

Additional considerations for winter running

Additional considerations for winter running

We’ve shared what to wear when it’s cold and how to run on slick surfaces when the weather gets tough. Here are a few more things to consider when running this winter: Skin issues. I don’t know about you, but my usually oily skin turns absolutely arid this time of year. Running doesn’t help much either. In fact, jogging […]

20 reasons why running in the snow is the BEST

20 reasons why running in the snow is the BEST.

Snow is here. And it looks like this winter will be just like the last. Instead of pricing our treadmills and winter gym memberships, consider making the best of the frozen wonderland. Play detective: Follow footsteps and see where they lead. Are they human? Feline? How and why did they suddenly disappear? Snowy Snapchat: Leave a fading trail […]

Gear for running in cold weather

Cold weather running gear for men and women

 Last winter, much of the U.S. experienced record low temperatures. This “polar vortex” caught me completely off guard and sent me running for the treadmill. I’ve vowed to run outdoors as much as possible this winter, no matter how low the temperatures drop. This time I’ll be prepared to run in the cold, though. Here are […]