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Q: I started a running program last
spring but am concerned aobut being able to keep it
up during the winter. Any suggestions?
I answered a question previously about dressing appropriately
for colder weather and certainly that is important.
Additionally, here are some other suggestions:
1) If possible, try to exercise at midday if you
can as this is the warmest part of the day.
2) If you live in a windy area, plan your running
route so that you head into the wind on your way out
and have it to your back when you return. This will
help you avoid being over-chilled at the same time
you're beginning to tire.
3) Give yourself time to acclimate to the cold. As
winter goes on, your body becomes accustomed to colder
temperatures and will retain heat more effectively.
4) Finally, get back inside after you finish running.
Cold air surrounding a still-sweaty, non-exercising
body will bring down you body temperature fast.
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