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QT: Running Outside in the Cold of Winter (Best Of-ish)

This post was originally part of Episode 184 released in November of 2015 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on the topic.


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. Ever.

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.

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#truthinmemes

QT: Too Cold to Run? Stay In and Still Make Progress (Best Of-ish)


This post was originally part of Episode 514 from January 2018 and is more or less copy and pasted from that post. The audio, however, is a new take on a previous topic.

Thanks, in large part at least, to climate change there is some seriously cold weather crushing many parts of the country at the moment. (Or at least there was the first time this topic was discussed…)

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 into the treadmill on more than a few occasions.

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

#truthinmemes

#truthinmemes

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#truthinmemes

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! 

#truthinmemes

#truthinmemes

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QT: How to Run Without Slipping on the Ice and Snow this Winter


Rumor has it, winter is rapidly approaching in many parts of the country/world. 

Coulda fooled me, as it was 73* at 4 AM the other day!

I Digress

Every winter I hear runners talking about how lucky I am that I can run outside in the winter while they are confined to the treadmill because of the ice and snow where they live.

Not for nothing, but you can still run outside in the winter too. Just ask Jenn Walton. Read more

In my World, I'm Leia & Beks is Vader in this situation...

Quick Tip: Go the Extra Mile to Stay Safe When Running in the Dark


If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you’re probably aware that the amount of daylight hours is rapidly eroding as we approach the winter solstice.

If you’re a runner, and I’m assuming you are if you’re reading this, that means there is a very good chance you’ll be running in the dark in the coming weeks and months.

Running in the Dark

For some of us, running in the dark is pretty much business as usual.

I do the majority of my running before the sun comes up year round, so if you’re new to running or don’t log many pre-dawn/post-dusk miles, here are some things I’d encourage you to keep in mind when you find yourself running in the dark this winter. Read more