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When it gets cold out, most of us head inside and seek warmth. However, for runners, the urge to hit the pavement can be too strong, especially for those that are training. Unfortunately, the cold weather can make runners more prone to injuries, as muscles tense up, and can cause asthmatic flares. Carrie Rhodes, physical therapist at OrthoCarolina Winston Salem and a runner herself, recently talked about how runners can prepare to minimize these issues.
PREPARATION IS KEY
Carrie stressed that if it gets below 15 degrees, you probably should head inside and hop on the treadmill. The treadmill does not have to be the “dreadmill” either. You can try doing some speed work and interval training.
Final word of advice for runners: Bundle up and think of the warmer days that are coming!
5 Tips for Winter Trail Running
Originally published January 24, 2018. Updated December 10, 2018.