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QT: Too Cold to Run? Stay In and Make Some Real Progress


Thanks, in large part at least, to climate change there is some serious cold weather crushing many parts of the country at the moment.

It’s been bad enough in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere in the past week or so, that even many of my hardiest of cold weather running friends and clients have been forced in to the treadmill on more than a few occasions.

And the soft as butter Floridians? Yeah, they are losing their minds! 

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Not Exactly Gear for Winter Running

The Best Gear for Winter Running

Running in the cold is no fun, y’all.

I know this first hand: yesterday morning it must have been in the mid-50s during our run!

Not Exactly the Best Gear for Winter Running

Not Exactly the Best Gear for Winter Running

Seriously though, in parts of the world where cold weather is actually a thing, this time of the year can be a tough one for some runners.

Sure, you’ve got the die hards/crazies that say to just get your ass out the door and go run no matter how cold it is. And if you’re still cold after running for 10 minutes, just run faster to generate enough heat.

If you’re one of those people, this post probably isn’t for you.

Look, cold is one of those relative things where what is too cold to run for one person is absolutely perfect weather for another.

(And please don’t confuse this with “freezing”. The freezing point is not relative, it’s scientific! And if I hear one more Floridian talk about it being “freezing” outside when the temperature is 52°F I might snap! Freezing is below 32° (or 0° if you’re worldly) and that’s it!)

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Trouble Breathing During Winter Runs?

For some runners, breathing during winter runs can vary from difficult to downright painful.

The reason for this is simple: breathing the cold and dry winter air can cause bronchial spasms in your lungs which is the same thing that happens to asthmatics when they have an asthma attack.

And these cold weather breathing difficulties can strike anyone, even if you’ve never had asthma symptoms before.

What’s the best way to prevent these “asthma attacks” that can flare up while breathing during winter runs?

That’s the subject of today’s video.

Running in the Cold

Quick Tip: Running in the Cold


Believe it or not, winter is fast approaching and for some folks it’s already here.

Running in the Cold

This Doesn’t Happen in Florida

In some respects, winter is a wonderful time of the year.

  • The snow can be really pretty.
  • “Cuddling” under a blanket in front of a fire is ALWAYS a good time.
  • There’s a legitimate excuse to drink copious amounts of hot chocolate.

And in other respects, winter can kind of suck.

  • Shoveling the snow gets old fast.
  • You have to get “dressed up” just to take the dog out.
  • Running becomes a bit more complicated.

5 Tips for Running in the Cold This Winter

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