Sub-freezing temperatures require some changes of plan for your regular runs and for racing. Following are some helpful tips for staying safe if it’s cold, damp, and/or windy out. With the right clothing and adequate precautions, even single-digit weather can be comfortable for runners.
With a little bit of extra forethought and planning, the winter can be a great season for runners—no treadmill required.
Dr. Stuart Weiss is the medical director of NYRR.
May 18, 2016Dr. Stuart Weiss
Racing in warm, humid weather means paying extra attention to the conditions and how your body responds to them. New York Road Runners Medical Director Stuart Weiss, MD, offers tips to help you have a great race.
August 09, 2012Dr. Norbert Sander
Whether you have aches and pains after increased mileage or fatigue from an overly busy schedule, your body might be trying to tell you something. Listening to warning signs can help you avoid injuries.
August 09, 2012Gurjeet Chadha
After a run, walk for a few minutes to let your body cool down. Cool water—or better yet, an ice bath—can help muscles recover and prevent common injuries.
August 09, 2012Mike Keohane
Coaches and health experts agree that full-body conditioning is vital for runners, both to prevent injuries and to maximize performance. Whether you do just a few strength exercises or a full weight-training regimen, you’ll benefit from a balanced approach.