Operating Via The Winter
episode of the Outdoors Overall health and Fitness podcast I speak with Tara
Whiton from Fleet Feet Maine Operating about operating outdoors in the
On Today’s show you will learn…
- …suggestions on having prepared to run
through the winter months
- …possibilities for gear that assistance
enhance your traction and comfort
- … and some enjoyable operating events, demos and clinics to assistance you
remain inspired and moving this winter.
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Operating in Winter
Operating in the winter presents
some distinctive challenges from low light to low temps and slippery
surfaces. But just due to the fact it is colder out does not imply you have to
hang up your footwear till spring. There are lots of runners who
place in some enjoyable miles more than the winter and you can as well.
About Tara Whiton
Tara is a certified
physical exercise physiologist, a operating coach and an outreach coordinator
for Fleet Feet Maine Operating. Oh yeah….she’s also
runner! Tara aids runners at any level from newbie to
these operating mountain and ultra races utilizing a science-primarily based
I was fortunate sufficient to get a likelihood to speak with her at Fleet
Feet Maine Operating in Brunswick about operating outdoors through the
three:06 What are some of the distinctive kinds of gear you need to have
for winter operating?
For winter operating there is a lot of gear that goes into it.
You want to start off with a goood shoe. You can use the footwear you put on
in the summer time but if you do you will want to add a traction device
like Yak Traks or Ice Spikes. You can put on a trail shoe which has a
a lot more sticky rubber sole to assistance you grip in slippery
Wearing an insulated tight when it really is cold out is a fantastic concept.
There are specific tights that have insulation in addition to wind
panels that can assistance preserve out the bitter cold. There are many
distinctive layering techiques you can use for the upper physique like
wearing a base layer and then a shirt or fleece more than that with a
wind proof jacket. It is most vital to preserve out the breeze so
you never freeze when you are out there.
Lastly, hats, gloves and neck warmer assistance preserve your hands, head
and face warm.
four:28 Are Yak Traks or Ice Spikes one thing that you have to get
utilised to operating in?
Yes, the initially time may perhaps really feel a tiny strange. They do force you
to transform your stride a tiny bit. You have to be a lot more conscious
about exactly where you are putting every foot and producing confident your foot
strike is underneath your physique as an alternative of out in front.
With a extended stride you are a lot more prone to injury and in the winter
have a improved likelihood of slipping.
five:41 What about breathing outdoors in the cold?
It is fairly popular to really feel some stress in your lungs when
breathing cold air. Some people today gave physical exercise induced asthma or
asthma that is triggered by intense temperatures. Every person has a
threshold exactly where breathing becomes a lot more tricky primarily based on cold
There are some layer methods that can assistance in the old.
Balaclavas for instance, are head gear developed with a layer that
can cover your nose and mouth to assistance warm and moisturize cold air
as your breath.
six:58 What are some of the factors Fleet Feet does to encourage
people today to remain active and run outdoors through the winter?
Fleet Feet has a “Winter Warriors” plan which offers five
possibilities every week to get out and run. The concept is to preserve you
motivated and moving outdoors all through the winter. It is not actually
a time for structured coaching applications due to the fact when te climate is
terrible and the situations are not protected pacing goes out the window and
it becomes a lot more about work and just time out there.
It is also a wonderful social chance and people today locate it to be a
enjoyable challenge to just hard out the crazy Maine winter.
Most of the runs are accomplished on the road even though when the snow is
correct there are some possibilities to run trails as well.
eight:40 What about distinctive events you have going on this winter
to motivate people today to get out and run?
Just about every week Tara does a clinic for the “Winter Warriors” group.
For instance she does 10 minute clinics on factors like warming u
dynamically, strength and conditioning moves you an do to turn into a
stronger runner, factors like that. In addition to clinics, the
shop also sponsors vendor demos to showcase new gear and
For instance this month Saucony footwear are coming into demo the
new Hurricane. Also Craft is coming in to demo some base
About valentines day on the 13th Fleet Feet is sponsoring a
“Catch Me if You Can” enjoyable run. It is a cost-free occasion exactly where the girls
get a 10 minute head start off and the males try to catch them. Immediately after
the run there will be hot chocolate and a lot more back at the shop.
10:01 Is winter operating a fantastic time for a new runner to place in
some miles and prepare for spring and summer time runs?
Winter Warriors is a fantastic time for common base coaching. It is
important to develop a base level of aerobic fitness to be prepared for
a spring or summer time race. There are some coaching applications coming up
to prepare people today for upcoming races. There is a Sugarloaf coaching
group beginning in Brunswick on Feb 22nd. It is a structured plan
to target runners who want to prepare for a marathon or 15K. The
group is fantastic for any variety runner from these just hunting to
finish to these hunting to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
There are also Beach to Beacon and Maine Marathon coaching
groups coming up. The winter is a wonderful time to concentrate operating good
and slow and getting actually constant to prepare for greater levels
of coaching later on.
11:18 Exactly where can you comply with Fleet Feet Maine Operating
Portland – Fleet Feet Sports Maine Operating-Portland
Brunsiwck – Fleet Feet Sports Maine Operating-Brunswick
Instagram – Fleet Feet Maine Operating
Twitter – @MaineRunning
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