The winter months, it's colder and it gets dark earlier.  Don't let that turn into an excuse to stay off the roads or trails.  By making the right adjustments, you'll be prepared to get out there and enjoy the season!

I'm joined by Ed Freeman of the Tuscaloosa Track Club who says there are 3 things to remember:

  1. Being Warm
  2. Dry
  3. Visible

The best guideline is dress for 10 degrees warmer than it is.  Be careful to not overdress, you could become overheated and you'll be miserable.

Dress in layers, so you could shed a layer if you get too hot.

Keep your hands warm with gloves.  Nike makes a pull over jacket with sleeves can roll out to be hand mittens.  Then there is Mizuno who makes a pair of gloves which actual get warmer when wet!

Ed says we loose 40% of body heat through our head.  Wear a hat to keep that in.

In the dark weather, wear something reflective so vehicles can see you.  Try slap on reflective bands on your wrists.

Watch below, as we dig deeper into the topic of running in the winter months in this episode of Inside Tuscaloosa Running!



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