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How to Run Through the Winter: A Beginner’s Guide

It’s that time of the year again, the days are getting shorter, and the mercury will be plummeting into the negatives. If you’re lucky enough to be in the southern hemisphere, (or in Toronto where Mother Nature likes to tease us with warm weather in early November), you can skip winter and go straight to my ‘It’s Getting Hot Out There’ guide.

The Road to Recovery

Tempo and long runs along with some cross-training tend to get the majority of attention from most runners and their training schedules. It mixes it up and has some of the biggest benefits. Some may even throw in some hills as a strength training workout. It has been normalized in a sense that after a hard workout or that long run, to have a couple of days to recover and allow the body to rest and develop.

My Successful Couch to Virtual 5K Challenge

I first started running as a way to get healthy. I am the heaviest that I have ever been and have type 2 diabetes. Exercising and losing weight is a way to manage my type 2 diabetes. I felt that running would be a great way to exercise and become healthy again. I have never really run before, except in high school, when we had to do the mile run each year in gym class. But when I first started running, I actually loved it!

Virtual Runs: The New Normal?

You can get back on track by disciplining yourself and bettering yourself physically. And how do we do this? I think virtual runs are an excellent alternative and motivator. Although starting my training a year and a half ago, I am still a relative newbie to the running world. I participated in community group runs before, but honestly, they intimidated me.