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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.