NCAA runner turned high school coach Hillary Kigar offers her advice on the best winter running practices.
Don’t be married to the treadmill!
While training on the treadmill during the winter can be a good option a few days a week, the cold months also provide a great opportunity for other “running-ish”-related activities. If you live in an area where skiing is prevalent, look into renting or buying cross-country skis or snowshoes. With the latest developments in equipment, there are even some snowshoes that fit and feel just like a running shoe—allowing you to still get your miles in without the risks of running on the icy roads or spending too much time going crazy stuck inside the gym.