27 Dec '12, 10pm

Q: What should I expect during a winter race? A:

Another tip for winter running is to give yourself a longer period of time to warm up. When the temperatures are freezing, it's going to take your muscles longer to warm up so factor that extra time in as you prepare for your race by arriving early. Start slow and gradually ease into faster paced running to reduce the risk of injury. After the run, have dry, warm clothes ready so you can shed your wet running clothes as soon as possible. Remember that you will cool down quickly and the best way to avoid getting chilled is to get out of your wet clothing. I would also suggest that the outer layer on your hands be made of wool so it is somewhat water resistant in case you do spill some water on you. Wearing a wool buff around your neck, head and mouth will help warm the air you breathe as well as protect you further from water spillage. Pay particular attention to extremitie...

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