This week’s Friday Five post is a really open topic: SPRING! As we continue move towards spring, I thought I’d talk about how to transition from winter to spring running. Yes, I am choosing to ignore the fact that we keep going from winter to spring to winter in the course of a couple of days and I’m charging forward. Because spring is coming and we’ll need to adjust.Per usual, I’m linking up with my girls Cynthia and Mar for the #Friday Five. You can read our linkup rules here. Please note that if you don’t play nicely, we will delete your link. Have a wonderful weekend!!
- Layers are your friend. Spring weather can be crazy and often fluctuates a LOT. Dress in layers when you head out on your run. I’m a fan of wearing two layers on top along with some solid running tights. If I get too warm, I can easily tie a top around my waist. Don’t overdress but beware of wind and dropping temps!
- Bring your water. Sometimes in the winter, I’ll head out for a run without water because I’m less thirsty and more comfortable relying on water fountains (when it’s not freezing). As I transition to spring running, I have to remind myself to get back in the habit of carrying water on just about every run.
- Don’t forget about the emergence of things like pollen and bugs. This is an unpleasant reality. Take your allergy medicine (note to self!) and close your mouth (trust me on this one).
- Pay attention to the time you run. I got so used to running during the warmest part of the day during winter. Those days are sadly coming to an end. As the temps rise, the time I head out to run gets pushed earlier and earlier. It’s not a fun adjustment but ce la vie, right?
How do you go about getting ready for spring running? Any other tips?