Running in Winter

Winter is coming. That’s not just my favorite line from Game of Thrones. It’s a common refrain from runners everywhere. When the warm Summer days slip into Autumn, it’s often seen as a refreshing change and a chance to beat the heat. But when Autumn slips into Winter, it gets downright cold out there.

I’ve put together a collection of articles from around the Web that help you prepare a solid running routine when Winter arrives.

10 Tips for Running in the Cold

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http://www.runnersworld.com/cold-weather-running/10-tips-for-running-in-the-cold

Get motivated, think about keeping warm with proper shoes and clothing, and make sure you warm up. These are the key elements of successful Winter running from this collection of tips and tricks from Runner’s World.

Running in the Winter – Dealing with the Cold, Ice and Snow

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https://runnersconnect.net/running-injury-prevention/running-in-the-winter-dealing-with-the-cold-ice-and-snow/

Coach Jeff from Runner’s Connect gets even more specific with tips for staying warm and safe during your cold Winter runs. He has years of experience running in frigid climates, including Maine, Michigan and Colorado. In this article, he gives you time-tested advice.

How to Run in the Winter (Without Freezing Your Butt Off)

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http://vitals.lifehacker.com/how-to-run-outdoors-in-the-winter-1745499007

Lifehacker, the popular tech tips site, offers up a gear-based approach to running in the Winter without suffering from the cold. The standard advice holds (dress warm!) but this article offers very specific clothing and gear recommendations designed to do just that.

Winter Running Tips

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http://www.active.com/running/articles/winter-running-tips

Active.com gets right down to business with action-oriented tips and techniques for warm and safe Winter running. This includes the very specific advice to not dress too warmly because believe it or not, it’s possible to get overheated when running in the cold outside.

Tips For Novice Race Runners

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Make sure the clothes you wear are really comfortable. Sweat clothes, shorts or leotards all work really well. The main objective is to be sure that you can move freely in your yoga clothing. Traditionally, yoga is practiced barefoot. It would be fine if you chose to wear comfortable shoes or socks during your session.

To get into the starting position for performing a squat you should be standing with your feet shoulder-width apart with your arms at your sides. To perform the actual move you’ll want to squat down as if you’re sitting in a yoga poses chair and then explode back up while pushing through your heels. Always make sure that when you squat down that your knees don’t go forward past your toes during the actual squat.

Later on a lot of shoe manufacturer yoga stretches have come up with new designs as well that already have thick insoles promotion the comfort from still needing to use the shoe inserts.

Daily vacations and quiet times are just as important as annual ones. We don’t need to wait until our yearly vacation or until we have a meltdown from burnout to signal that we haven’t been paying enough attention to the cues from our system telling us we need to chill.

Holds the length of the practice of yoga suitable for the age group. If the class is too long, you may lose the focus of young children – will increase the chance of injury.

Half Marathons Training

For many new runners, the thought of running very long distances can be very intimidating. Often the thought of completing a single mile each day like Mark Zuckerberg is doing sounds close to impossible. For them, the idea of running 13.1 miles in a single stretch is inconceivable.

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But training for a half marathon is a lot easier than it sounds at first. Remember, it all starts slowly and easily. Take this chart as an example.

In those first few weeks, the running is relatively small. Sure, you need to be beyond Zuckerberg lengths and already capable of running 3 or 4 miles, but it’s pretty easy to do.

All you need to do is follow a plan. Really. The 18-week chart above is your perfect guide to getting started.

Let’s look at a few things that might be holding you back.

Sciatic Nerve Pain

Finding an effective treatment for sciatic nerve pain relief can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Treatments that may work for some, may not necessarily work for you. Meanwhile, you may be suffering from mild to severe pain from the small of your back to the back of your thighs and legs. There are many pills, lotions and medications that are designed to give you quick relief, but many come with side effects and are used in possibly addictive dosages.

Yoga to the Rescue

Whenever the subject of yoga comes up most people think you have to be flexible to do it. The beauty of simple yoga stretches is that you don’t have to be flexible to gain the benefits of it. For those of you that are out of shape and want to change that, yoga is a good way to start.

On the other hand, yoga poses stimulated the production of the HGH (human growth hormone). In case you didn’t know, HGH is the main responsible for our heights and if you want to grow taller you should consider this aspect very strongly. To sum up all the above, yoga will help you correct your posture and will turn you into a taller person very fast.

Aim to do your high intensity workout to ten minutes, at the minimum. This will make the body produce HGH in a natural manner even after you finish yoga stretches your workout for hours.

Do these yoga postures whenever you feel you can’t sleep. You can do them before you go to bed every night. I do them when I wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep.

Get Out There and Get Going!

Now that you know what you need to work on, get busy! And while you saunter confidently through the holidays listen to the comments you get. If someone tells you how rested or glowing you look, they’re actually trying to figure out whether you’re pregnant (again) or have been nipped and tucked!

Or perhaps they choose to be direct when they ask what you’ve done to look so much younger, while they’re actually thinking they hate you for looking so good. Don’t worry, it’s alright to share your secrets with all of your well-meaning, albeit jealous friends!