Running in colder temperatures
Running or exercising outside during the winter months doesn't have to be difficult. Below are some tips for winter running.
- Make sure to dress appropriately. Some experts suggest short sleeves and shorts for runners when the temperature is around 45 degrees. Temperatures between 32-45 degrees may call for a long-sleeved shirt and shorts, depending on your preference. Temperatures closer to freezing will most likely require thermals, jacket, gloves, and maybe a hat or beanie.
- Chest tightness and burning lungs will subside. Many people want to run in colder weather, but are bothered by lung pain when they finish. After running in colder temperatures a few times, your respiratory system will get used to it.
- Keeping your body hydrated is still important. Drinking water is just as important to a winter runner, as it is to a summer runner.
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*This information is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice.