Find out why some runners don't mind heading out when the weather is less than ideal.

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NCAA runner turned high school coach Hillary Kigar has an answer for all things training!

Q: Why would anyone prefer running in rain or snow?

Most runners have a love-hate relationship with the snow or rain. For some, a quiet run on a trail with light rain or snow falling brings an almost magical, peaceful element to running. For others, any sign of precipitation means they power up the treadmill to avoid getting wet and cold.

If you choose to run in the elements, just be sure you take the necessary precautions: Dress for the weather and watch out for ice or slick surfaces on the roads. You don’t want your beautiful snowy run to be ruined if you slip and fall!

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