Tag: Winter

Focusing on Speed

It’s safe to say that the 2020 running season didn’t go as expected. However, winter is the ideal time to work on consistent speed work without the interruption of races. In some cases, it makes perfect sense to back...

Ice And Mud Seasons

Somewhere between winter and spring, lies the frustration of ice and mud season in the Northeast. This time of treacherous running can last anywhere from a week to a month, but the most challenging conditions are when bo...

Winter Running Gear

There’s an old saying that goes, “There’s no bad weather, only bad gear.” Well, I’m here to tell you that saying is wrong. There is bad weather, and often times it’s in the winter when the temperature is minus 20 degrees...

Get Started in the Snow

You’ve probably considered the potential benefits of winter cross training in sports like snowshoeing, skimo (a.k.a. Randonee, ski touring, AT/alpine touring, ski mountaineering, skinning) and Nordic skiing (which includ...

Favorite Winter Routines

Winter brings cooler temperatures and shorter days. As the seasons shift, running outdoors becomes more of a production. Layers must be added and headlamps charged. Some runners move into the gym for their training while...

Tips for Surviving Winter

If you’re an endless summer runner at heart – one whom can’t help but secretly cringe at crisp fall color because you know it means a dark, cold and potentially wet blanket is about to suffocate your ambition – take sola...

Baby It’s Cold Outside

I’m not a big fan of Strava crowns or FKT’s, but when runners start to proclaim how cold it is outside I somehow manage to weave into conversations the fact that I once ran when it was minus 38 degrees. Whether in Celsiu...

When Things Get Cold and Dark

Let’s cut right to the chase. I asked experienced ultrarunners for their advice on winter running, and here’s what they said.MOTIVATIONBuzz Burrell (Ultimate Direction Brand Director, running pioneer): Exercise is fun an...

Braving the Beast Coast Winter

I grew up in New England and I was a cross-country ski racer in my youth. I’ve always played outside in the winter – no matter the weather and no matter the temperatures. I am in my happy place when outside on the snow....

It’s Cold Outside, Make Sure to Heat Yourself Up

As winter approaches the idea of heat adaptation seems premature and somewhat unnecessary. Sure as temperatures dip outside an occasional bout in the sauna is nice, but can it help you in your next race? Recent research...

Winter Training

Dear Ann, I have a huge 100-mile race this summer, but it’s only January. What should I do this month – and in February and March, for that matter? It’s the dead of winter. I want to be doing the right things, but lot...

Training Motivation in Bad Weather

For many across the world, there are certain times of year when it’s much harder to run outside, especially in winter. Yet endurance running requires commitment and consistency to improve fitness, and we all need to grin...

How to Approach Winter Months

Dear Ann, At this time of year, how did you go about planning your races and schedule for the upcoming year? Also, how did you approach these winter months? I’m getting stir crazy and want to be out there, racing long o...

Early Season Training

It’s January, and old man winter is clawing at the doors and windows. Serious running may not be happening for a while, but now is a great time to make plans and commit to some goals. Are you dreaming of setting a PR...