Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Commit Now for Success in the Spring

In the northern parts of the United States, the leaves have now fallen off the trees and the snow is about to come down. Winter is around the corner. As winter comes in the difficulty of training outdoors becomes apparent causing many runners and walkers to miss vital winter training.

Here are some tips to help you stay in shape, or at a minimum keep up some fitness activity through the winter:

Work on your core strength by doing back and abdominal exercises.

Though stretching may not increase your strength to run a 5k, it will increase your flexibility which will help you stave off injuries as you increase your mileage in the spring and summer.

Find sunny days through the winter when the snow is packed on the ground and you can get outside for a quick 20 minute run.

Try some rope skipping, you will be amazed at how tired you will become doing this workout.

These are some simple workouts and routines that will help you stay in shape through the winter. I would be interested to know what others have done. Please let us know.

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