‘Tis the season, for those icy, snowy, seemingly unforgiving trails of winter. I see more people running in winter then ever before, with the advancement of clothing and shoes.
It’s easy, right? You should almost count miles as double in the winter with the extra wear n tear.
Use traction devices and splurge on socks, so important!
Ever want to try those lightweight snowshoes? or the new trail you heard about? how bout XC skiing? Great time for cross-training; learn a new sport and maintain your winter conditioning.
But proper hydration and nutrition remains key; those winter temperatures and conditions put your body and stamina to the test. That warm coffee may be tempting, but caffeine is a diuretic, but you’ll probably sweat more, and burn more calories, so be prepared.
Learn the warning signs for hypothermia, and take advantage of that long, ‘cool-down’ period afterwards.
Know your biomechanics; even shorten your stride to keep your feet under your center of gravity, to improve balance and traction. Play safe, yourPhysio.com