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Top Tips For Safe Winter Running

  • By Jeff Gaudette
  • Published Jan. 10, 2014
  • Updated Jan. 10, 2014 at 12:53 PM UTC

Use these safety-minded suggestions for keeping most of your running outside this winter–and making the most of it, too.

Take it from someone who has spent the vast majority of his 15 years of running in cold and unforgiving climates: running in the winter is tough. It’s tough to get out from under the warm covers in the morning, it’s tough to run fast with an extra few pounds of clothes on, and it’s tough not to spend 75% of your run worried about slipping on ice and cracking a bone.

The simple solution is to stay indoors and run on the treadmill. However, if you’re like me and would rather punch yourself in the face than run a mile on the treadmill, here are some safety-minded suggestions for keeping most of your running outside this winter–and making the most of it, too.

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Jeff Gaudette

Jeff Gaudette

Jeff has been running for 13 years, at all levels of the sport. He was a two time Division-I All-American in Cross Country while at Brown University and competed professionally for 4 years after college for the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Jeff's writing has been featured in Running Times magazine, Endurance Magazine, as well as numerous local magazine fitness columns.

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