Winterproof your running - Based on the accumulated experience, we have compiled a list of time-tested tips to help you be all the runner you can be this winter! Here are twelve terrific tips to make winter running a (cold) snap and keep ourselves happy, efficient, and motivated running machines throughout the long winter ahead.
Get off the indoor hamster wheel - Winter is approaching. Get off the hamster wheel and get outdoors! While the cold, wet, dark months can make outdoor activities challenging, proper planning and preparation will make winter running a snap. Here are a few tips for dealing with winter challenges.
Getting started with snowshoes - Snowshoeing is probably the easiest snow sport to learn, and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. You can take a leisurely walk through the park, explore some remote backcountry or pick up the pace and jog for a great winter workout. Here are some advices on how to get you started.
Fueling for cold weather running - Some athletes complain about cold weather. If that is your stance, remember that exercising with proper nutrition (and layers of dry clothing) offers the opportunity to chase away the chills. Because food provides the fuel needed to generate this heat, the right sports diet is particularly important for runners and other athletes who are exposed to extreme cold.
Crazy man goes for run when it's 7 degrees - The good news was that the alarm clock pulled me out of a horrible nightmare. The bad news was that once I had gathered my wits, I realized it was 5:26 on a Monday morning, the temperature was probably hovering around zero, and I had made the crazy decision that I was going to start off the week with a run.
How to walk on ice - Normally when we walk, our legs' ability to support our weight is split mid-stride. Walking this way on ice forces each leg to support the weight of the body at an angle that is not perpendicular to the surface of the ice, resulting in a nasty fail.
Snowshoeing technique tips - Snowshoeing is basically walking on the snow; you just strap a pair of snowshoes on your feet and begin to walk. This article will list a few things to remember when first starting out.
A brief history of snowshoes - The origins of snowshoes are not precisely known, although historians believe they were invented from 4,000 to 6,000 years ago, probably in Central Asia, where the inhabitants of the Caucasus used to attach flat surfaces of leather under their feet.
Running into polar bears - Are bear attacks a given when you run in bear country? Do polar bears stalk humans? Is there anything I can do to avoid an attack? There is much you can do, and if you follow these simple rules, you can reduce the risk of attack to virtually zero.