Before I went to bed last night, I looked at the weather for this morning. 10 degrees? No thank you. So I decided to do my six-mile run indoors.
The treadmill can be boring, but sometimes it’s necessary. For those looking to spice up a long run, here is a 60-minute run I found a few months ago that I’ve modified over the months. Use it as a base and once you get the hang of it, make your sprints faster! The routine really makes the time fly.
For those brave enough, I found this clothing guide on Runners World, and I think it’s definitely something you should keep! When I have all my winter gear figured out, I’ll let you know what I use for each temp rage :)
30 degrees: 2 tops, 1 bottom. Long-sleeve base layer and a vest keep your core warm. Tights (or shorts, for polar bears).
10 to 20 degrees: 2 tops, 2 bottoms. A jacket over your base layer, and wind pants over the tights.
0 to 10 degrees: 3 tops, 2 bottoms. Two tops (fleece for the cold-prone) and a jacket. Windbrief for the fellas.
Minus 10 to 0 degrees: 3 tops, 2 bottoms, extra pair of mittens, 1 scarf wrapped around mouth or a balaclava.
Minus 20 degrees: 3 tops, 3 bottoms, 2 extra pairs of mittens, 1 balaclava, sunglasses. Or, says Arribas, “Stay inside.”