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Running with traction: snow tires for sneakers


This time of year, the sidewalks can be quite treacherous. And I’m not just talking about the snow because that’s a given. The sun is warmer in these late winter months, which means the roads thaw during the day. But the nights are still frigid so everything freezes over again, making night and morning runs […]

Salvaging your winter training for spring goals

salvaging your winter running

My training officially started last week for my spring half marathon — as of today, I have only 11 weeks to go! Unfortunately, the last two weeks have buried our area in snow and sleet, so getting in actual timed workouts without a treadmill has been difficult. No, nearly impossible. Instead, I’ve been focusing on […]

4 benefits of sticking with outdoor winter running


For those of us in the colder, snowier climates, this season has packed quite a punch. And even some areas often spared this sort of weather-madness have not been immune. (If you haven’t had the pleasure of dealing with winter running, you can emulate it to get a taste — here’s how!) Even I finally […]

Tips for running in the rain


When it’s raining any harder than a drizzle outside, that’s usually my cue to hit the treadmill. Still, if you run races, it’s a good idea to run in the rain from time to time. You never know what race day weather will bring, so it’s important to practice in every condition. Running in a […]

How cold is too cold to run outdoors?

when is it too cold to run

There’s running in the cold, and then there’s running in frigid, sub-zero temperatures with even lower wind chills. Over the last couple days, in wake of the most recent winter storm, there’s been quite a debate going in my group of running friends. It all stems from the question: “How cold is too cold when […]

Winter running safety


I’m not going to lie – when the temperature (or temperature plus wind chill) drops below 25 degrees Fahrenheit, I head for the treadmill. Still, cold weather health problems can strike when the air temperature is much warmer. Knowing the signs of hypothermia and frostbite can help us stay safe during winter workouts. Winter health […]

Winter racing: tips + tricks


A lot of runners put racing on hold after the fall marathon season as the temperatures plunge and the weather gets frightful. On the other hand, there are a handful of fun events throughout the holiday season and beyond — including winter marathons — to keep those legs moving fast. Racing this time of year […]

Holiday cocktails (and mocktails) by the calories and miles


It’s not just filling meals and delectable treats you need to worry about during the holiday season. Seasonal beverages tend to be loaded with fat, sugar, and calories, too. And we’re not just talking about the alcoholic variety — those peppermint mochas can add up and take a toll on your waistline. Use these charts […]

Make fitness a family affair during the holidays


Sleigh bells ring over the river and through the wood as we deck the halls this holiday season. No matter what you celebrate, these next several weeks are a time to spend with family and friends. However, just as we pass the gravy, cut into the Christmas bird, and pop the cork on our 2016 […]

Winter marathons + half marathons in cold places (plus indoor marathons)


A couple of weeks ago we shared some winter half and full marathons in warm places. But we know some of you are pretty tough and welcome running 13.1 or 26.2 miles when there’s snow on the ground. Unfortunately, there aren’t many halves and fulls held in the wintertime in cold areas of the United […]