Runners Who Wine Episode 3: Cold Weather Running Tips


No matter what way you break it down, the winter weather affects running.  You need layers, sometimes lots of layers depending on how cold and where you live.  Sometimes you might not dress warm enough, other times you might over dress and be steaming up by the end of the first mile.  Winter running is cold and can be really confusing. 

Thankfully, Nicole, my Wild Workout Wednesday and Runners Who Wine podcast co-host have you covered. I happen to live in literally the snowiest place on earth and Nicole lives in Austin, Texas which is rather temperate.
Runners Who Wine Episdoe 3: Cold Weather Running Tips

When I say I live in the snowiest place on earth, I am really not joking – Farmer’s Almanac even named it their TOP “Worst Winter Weather Cities” describing it as “cold, clammy and snowy from October through April”. 

Just this year so far we have gotten over 157″ of snow.  In fact, we had 66 HOURS of consecutive snow at the beginning of this month.  Yep, snow and I are very well acquainted. 

See that little box that says "text string" that's actually Oswego, NY.

See that little box that says “text string” that’s actually Oswego, NY..WTG whoever made this map.

We get little sun, the temps are always freezing and feet of snow are the norm.  I don’t claim to be an expert at much, but driving in, shoveling and running in snow happens to be one thing I know more about than most. 

You have to choose what you wear carefully, make sure your extremities are protected and be smart about what you wear on your feet.  On the flip side, if you’re in a warmer climate like Nicole, there are other cold weather running issues to consider – all tips that we are breaking down in this episode of Runners Who Wine available now on  iTunes and Soundcloud

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Pop open a bottle of vino, pour yourself a glass, tune in and warm up while we give you all the coolest tips on cold weather running! 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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10 Comments

Jessica
Reply January 31, 2018

I love this topic! I can't wait to listen. :)

Kimberly Hatting
Reply January 31, 2018

Winter running is tricky, but doesn't have to be scary or avoided. Great topic!

Angela @ happy Fit mama
Reply January 31, 2018

I grew up near Lake Superior so I know all about lake effect snow and how much fun it is. It definitely makes you hearty!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply January 31, 2018

I don't know how you do it Annmarie! It snows here and the whole city shuts down. :-) You really are an expert- great tips.

Laura @ This Runner's Recipes
Reply January 31, 2018

I used to live in Northwest Indiana and I remember several feet falling overnight! Winter running definitely has many challenges.

Kim G
Reply January 31, 2018

OMG your snowfall this year has been crazy! I will never complain about Connecticut snow storms again, lol

Nicci
Reply January 31, 2018

So much snow!!! I don't even know what I would do! Well, I guess I would now thanks to the winter running tips ;-)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply January 31, 2018

Yeaaaaa don't miss all that snow! But it makes for a great running topic! About a week until you're away from it!
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Deborah Brooks
Reply January 31, 2018

you 2 are super cute! Will head over to take a listen now. Winter running is tricky
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Rach @ Girl On The Run
Reply February 1, 2018

The 101 different layers is one of the trickiest things about winter running for me. I have so many different clothes but I never seen to know what to wear!

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