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8 Ways to Survive (and Enjoy) Running in Snow and Ice

February 11, 2018

8 Ways to Survive (and Enjoy) Running in Snow and Ice

Running outside in crappy weather…Sigh. It’s been sort of the story of my life these last few weeks in Ontario, and I admit, to get around it, I’ve started cross-country skiing a lot more. But if you do want to get out and actually run in the snow, I pulled together a few tips from people a lot more experienced than I am, and from my own experiences (mainly my mistakes). One of the biggest things for me was realizing that running is a little different in snow: higher knees, more focus on the actual touching-the-ground parts. And a lot of what I learned was that sometimes, it pays to a) throw on skis or snowshoes and go hard there instead for a safer and more efficient workout (when the snow is super deep or the road is super icy, you can’t get up to speed running, but you can get pretty winded from skiing!), and b) invest in some proper winter running gear, or a gym membership!

Anyway, check out more of my best tips over at MapMyRun and LMK in comments what you’re doing to get through the winter!

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