1. You don’t get hot.
Running in hot weather is unpleasant, you get too hot so easily and run out energy sooner than in cold weather. One of our girls, Siobhan, ran her first half marathon in San Francisco in February. It was 18C which made it super tough for her and made her miss the cold and rain back home. She had to slow down a good bit because of the heat but she did it. It was a day before her 40th birthday, well done Siobhan!
2. You warm up.
3. It’s invigorating.
4. It’s great for your immune system.
5. You’ll be fit for summer.
There’s a saying ‘summer bodies are made in the winter‘ and while I don’t really like the term ‘summer bodies’ , there is truth in this. If you want to be fit for summer, you need to work out in the winter. There’s no denying that it is nice to be fit in the summer. You feel good, you have lots of energy, the longer days make running in the morning or late evening pleasant and there’s lots of fun running events.
So go on, get dust off your runners and get up. If you leave now you’ll be back in 45 minutes :). Oh, number six, you can buy some nice winter running gear, an ice cozy base layer, great jacket or nice warm tights… shopping is always a good reason, right?