So we managed to get out for the first run of our new training plan on Tuesday, but it was rather a chilly affair with a bitterly cold wind. I layered up considerably and felt a comfortable temperature whilst running (first time EVER that I haven’t had to take off my jacket mid run due to being to hot – winter is definitely here), but a mere two days later I have been struck down yet again with the common cold and I can’t help but think that run had SOMETHING to do with it!!
So my cold weather friends… how do you get through the season without constantly being knocked down by colds, viruses, chest infections and all the other lovely ailments that winter brings? What are your tips?
I’ve already decided that some kind of headwear is going to be a must for me, so I’ve put a headband on my christmas list that will hopefully keep my ears warm and covered. Gloves also seem like they may be a good idea, but then I worry they won’t be breathable enough and i’ll end up getting frustrated and wanting to dump them somewhere mid-run.
The half is at the end of March so there is no getting round training in this weather. The bank balance doesn’t fancy stretching to a gym membership so we will continue to plod the pavements in the cold, but i’m still hoping we can somehow avoid the constant runny nose all winter!
What are your tips for running in cold weather?