There are several things to be aware of when venturing out on a training run in the cold and snow of the Winter months.
Many triathletes, and especially those who are training for an upcoming Spring or Fall Ironman Triathlon want to continue on with their longer endurance runs despite Winter running conditions.
There are many things to consider that really do not relate to running in warmer conditions.
It’s imperative to know how to dress properly for Winter conditions that might include very cold temperatures that could well be below zero and quite capable of causing frost-bite.
Because of icy conditions the normal stride should really be altered to ensure there is less chance of slipping on the ice and causing serious injuries.
For those who are venturing far from home it’s always a good idea to stay in touch with someone by cell-phone in the event problems are encountered in the course of the run and one is far from home.
Speed is also a serious issue and Winter is a great time to slow down and take it easy and get in some of those long, slow endurance runs.
Speed training can always be done on an indoor track in the cold Winter months.
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