It’s true. Winter running requires a different mindset than summer running.
When it comes to running in the season between autumn and spring, it’s all about embracing the weather rather than dreading it. Here’s a list of ten winter running rules to help you to relax, get out there and enjoy it.
- Light snow falling is better than light rain falling.
- It’s never quite as cold as you think it will be.
- If you have a choice, take the headwind going out, and the tailwind coming back.
- No matter how carefully you step, eventually you’ll get a soaker.
- You’ll almost always overdress (see #2).
- Non-runner friends will call you nuts, insane and crazy for running in the winter.
- Runner friends will call you out if you don’t show up for a Sunday run because it’s cold.
- That slush puddle? It’s way deeper than you think it is (see #4).
- Ice lurks under sidewalk snow patches.
- The water in your bottle will be refreshingly cold (and maybe frozen).
Feel free to add your own rules in the comments!