How to Keep Training Through a Harsh Winter

I love these tips on staying fit, motivated, and safe in the winter running months!

If you live in a climate where the conditions get chilly during the winter, you know the wrenches the weather can throw into your running routine. Not only is it physically harder to run in cold, icy, wet, conditions, it is also tremendously harder to motivate yourself to run in these conditions. However, if you are looking to take your running to the next level, if you are looking to chase down that Boston qualifier next year, or if you are just trying to keep off the holiday weight, winter training can be crucial to your success. Here are a few ways to keep your training alive during a harsh winter.

1. Schedule a Race Early in the Year

If you have nothing firm on the race schedule, you have no reason to put in the miles. If your mindset is, “I’ll see what comes up,” you’re going to…

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