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Did you know how to keep up with your running routine in winter?
Many runners say they dread winter and that the coldest months of the year are usually when they run the least or – not at all! Winter running doesn’t have to be a nightmare... Follow these tips to make sure you keep running during the holiday season;
Don't let cold weather be an excuse
Running can actually be fun and enjoyable in the colder weather, as long as you're prepared with the proper winter running clothes and follow safety tips for running in the cold.
Schedule your runs
Your calendar gets more packed during the holiday season, but you should try to make running a priority. Take a look at your week and write down when you think you'll be able to squeeze in runs, just like you would other appointments. If you have runs scheduled, you're more likely to get them done.
Be prepared with a home workout.
Create a home workout routine for those times you can't make it to the gym. Crunches, push-ups, and many other exercises can be done without any gym equipment. Running up and down the stairs is a great cardio workout.
Be flexible with your schedule.
Your days get busier during the holiday season, so you may need to make changes to your regular running routine. If you normally run after work, but you have a holiday party to attend in the evening, wake up an hour early and go for a run before work.
Redefine your workout.
Prepare to be flexible about the time and distance of your runs, too. Remember that a 20-minute run is better than skipping your run altogether, so don’t miss your run just because you won't have time to run what you had originally planned. Even doing a very short run on the treadmill will help you maintain your running habit through the holidays.
Lastly….”Don't sweat a missed run”
Just because you missed a run, don't use it as an excuse to throw in the towel and forget about your workout plans during the holiday season. Get right back with your program, forget about your missed run, and move on.
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