29 Dec '14, 7pm

5 keys to winter training and racing:

Icy, ankle-breaking roads; stop-you-in-your-tracks wind gusts; polar vortices: As a runner, how could you forget the winter of 2013-14? The Old Farmer's Almanac has called for more of the same in 2015. A new term, "refrigernation," describes the "vicious cold" it claims will hit parts of the country. Regardless, we runners will continue to run. We have to. You want to run a good half in March, a strong Boston in April? You can't afford to wait until Presidents' Day weekend to start training. And while a couple of weeks off from running every so often can be beneficial–and the middle of January is a better time than most–do you really want to be sucking wind in April, regretting the loss of all that hard-won fitness you had back in November? There are plenty of serious runners, in some of the coldest climates in the U.S., who find ways to train through the dead of winter. T...

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