As they say up my way, it’s turning!
The weather is certainly feeling a lot fresher at the moment as those golden, crisp days of autumn subside and we’re waking up to a layer of frost on the trails. As nice as it is not to be drenched in sweat every time you finish a run, the thought of running in the rain and the dark can be less than appealing.
But don't give in and just opt for the comfort of the treadmill, instead embrace the seasons and learn to love those winter miles.
Being lucky enough to catch a sunrise on a run in the middle of summer means you either ran through the night or got up obscenely early. Thankfully this is not the case in Winter, you can get up leisurely, have a decent breakfast and be out on the trails before the sun starts peaking over the tops. The same is true when it comes to sunsets! This might be a small thing, but there is really no better time to be out
Get past November and the trails start to look like a ghost town for three reasons - It's cold, it's wet and it's windy out there. Three things that most folks will do almost anything to avoid, but as trail runners we all know that a little rain never hurt nobody, pack your waterproofs and get out there!
While those frosty temperatures might make it less appealing to get out the door once you do you'll find it much easier than in the some times oppressive summer heat. Just don't forget to pack layers in case you find yourself needing to walk.
Happy Running to you this Winter