October 23 2017
Race Pace Jess offers five tips that'll help runners change their negative thought patterns while training for or running a race.
I’m sitting here trying to mentally gear up to go outside and run in the cold to do a speed workout. It’s 24 degrees outside with a real feel of 16 in New York City. The cold isn’t the thing that bothers me the most—it’s the headwinds.
The wind is unpredictable. It makes breathing difficult. It makes running an interval into the wind feel like I’m trying to push a weighted sled in the gym as fast as I can.
As much as I like to think I enjoy a good challenge, this is not the kind of challenge I look forward to conquering. Every windy, cold-weather day is another day I struggle to get out the door.
Like many of you, my running goals matter more to me than staying indoors and being comfortable. Running goals are not for people who enjoy comfort. And since I know there are some of you who are like me and struggle to get outside in the winter, I created a list of why we should go out in the cold to run even when we don’t want to.
What are some other reasons to get outdoors this winter? Tweet @WomensRunning and @racepacejess with your thoughts!