Although not everyone agrees, at least at first, running is a year round activity. You can always run on a treadmill to avoid inclement weather, but most runners I know find treadmills a bit boring. And especially if you’re training for a Spring race, like the Credit Union Cherry Blossom, you’ll want to be prepared for unpredictable conditions on race day. So go ahead and hit the road – but remember cold weather – just like hot – requires preparation to be both comfortable and safe. In this post, I’ll focus on just a few areas that can be complicated …
It’s been a busy several days. My training is underway for the 2017 season; mostly short runs at this point that will build in intensity and distance over the course of the Winter and Spring. I’ve also switched to another technology for building training plans and tracking performance, courtesy of the nice people at Under Armour. I’ve made a plan for the races in which I plan to participate next year. And there was a nice party to kickoff the 2018 CUCB race.
So. That didn’t take long. Almost getting run over, that is. Today’s training was a short duration run, mostly at race pace. I frequently run in the afternoon or early evening, which — at this time of year — means it’s dark. I most often run in my neighborhood. There are plenty of paths, it’s hilly so I get a good workout, and it’s convenient.