Winter is coming! Where I live, this will mean temperatures well below freezing. I will definitely switch parts of my training routine indoors where I will do some spinning, yoga, strength training and lots of pole. And I will do some winter sports outside, like skiing and ski mountaineering. But I want and need to keep on running outside too. I’ve already written a blogpost about how to run in the dark, so here are my top 5 tips for running in winter.
When I look at my goals journal for 2017, the first entry is World’s Toughest Mudder. And in the section of what I need to do it says:
Train like a crazy person.
Although this pretty much sums it up, I thought it might still be a good idea to get into the details of what I did this year to prepare to hit 50 miles and what lessons I learned.
I am currently tapering for my 6th Marathon. Previously I always had a hard time tapering before a race. I knew that a good taper period where you scale back on volume and intensity is essential to reach peak performance level on race day. However I always struggled with normal taper plans because I felt like tapering meant doing less or even nothing and therefore not contributing towards my goal.
It is this time of the year again…
The nights are getting longer and dusk sets in sooner. Unless you are a treadmill or lunchtime runner you will have to run in the dark at one point to maintain your running schedule.
So here are my top 5 tips for running in the dark: