Is cold weather running for you? Here are some great tips for winter runs.
Cold weather running is not for everyone, but for those who love to run during the cold weather, you need to make sure you are dressed properly to make sure you do it safely.
Some of us may suffer from exercise induced asthma when running in the cold, so it is important that you make sure your mouth is covered, to warm the air as you run.
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How to run in the cold Experts say with a little preparation, the winter doesn”™t have to slow you down
By Natalie Trusso Cafarello
Runner Steve Hart takes pleasure in defying the elements when it”™s 15 degrees below zero outside.
“œI always try to go out [running] on one of the coldest days of the year just to do it,” he said. “œ”™Cause it”™s fun, and I want to say I ran on the coldest day of the year.”
A sales associate at Dave”™s Running, Mr. Hart is committed to the sport and pushes running to a new level. Though your average runner is not advised to follow him into frostbite conditions, he encourages runners to continue their outdoor routine during the Ohio winter.
“œI tell people there is no reason to run below 20 degrees,” he said.
Experts say that when temperatures fall to single digits, it starts to get dangerous, and humans are susceptible to frostbite. Above 20 degrees, however, factoring in wind chill, there”™s no reason not to take your run to the streets.
“œI prefer to run in the cold. It is easier to run when you can keep your body temperature down. I find it easier to breathe, too,” Mr. Hart enthused.
A veteran runner, Hart explained that northwest Ohio is a humid region, regardless of temperature. When the temperature drops, that humidity is more tolerable, allowing the body to cool more efficiently. While the human body is 60 percent water, experts say that shouldn”™t be a barrier to exercising in winter weather.