The Coach Generali Guide to: Running in Winter
Winter is coming: not only for all Game of Thrones fans out there but for all of us! The cold and dark winter months are finally upon us. Only the bravest may still have the courage to jump-start the day with an early morning run in the freezing winter months. But for most of us, crawling out of bed, lacing up our running shoes and going out for a run seems an absolutely impossible task. Don't let the winter weather keep you from staying fit. Here are some tricks to make things much easier.
Find a running buddy
Running with another person is a great motivator and can help give you that extra push when you really need it most. So, try to convince a friend to join you for a run during the dark and cold winter days, if you know someone is counting on you, you’re less likely to call the run off.
Wear the proper running attire
In winter, it is important to wear the right clothes for your run workout: this is definitely the time for a pair of full-length running tights, long sleeved shirt, gloves and a tight fitting run cap. You might also want to get a specially designed running jacket with a slim fit that keeps heat inside your body. However, remember that you will warm up once you get moving, so don’t overdress. It may be a little bit chilly at first, but your body will warm up as you start with your exercise.
Plan your running schedule carefully
If you are not an early bird or you struggle to get out of bed on cold, a good option for you would be to schedule your running session at noon to avoid darkness and lowest temperatures. Indeed, the great thing about running is that you can do it anywhere, so, if you can, try to go running during your lunchbreak and perhaps you may convince some colleagues to come along.
Set an objective
Setting challenging goals is probably one of the best ways to maintain motivation. Sign up for a winter running event, it will make you stick to your running schedule. Exercise regularly and keep track of your exercise progress and you will be ready for the event.
Enjoy your run and stay tuned for further healthy tips!