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Get Ready for Fall and Winter Workouts! Fit Tips from Carol

The transition from fun, summer workouts to interesting fall and winter workouts can sometimes be challenging. Here are some ideas to help you prepare (and keep the fun going) for fall and winter training.

  1. Invest in warmer, fall/winter friendly workout clothes, including wind and rain resistant pieces. Do you have all of the clothes you need to step outside in the rain, snow, and wind? If you are running in low light conditions, do you have gear to ensure that you can see and be seen? By purchasing these items now, you will be ready to get outside and enjoy the elements.
  2. Get a race on your calendar. Having a race planned in late winter or early spring helps get you out on your training walk or run during the “uncomfortable” days.
  3. Find a consistent running partner or group. The social and accountability part of a walking or running group may be all you need for a consistent, enjoyable workout routine.
  4. Have a minimum. How many minutes per day or days per week do you plan on training? Set the minimum and plan to make it happen.
  5. Have a plan. Putting your training into your calendar like any other appointment will keep your training and health a priority. We need you healthy so that you can do your thing in the world. If you need an individualized training plan, I can help.

Here’s to healthy and fun fall and winter training. Let’s do this!

Coach Carol

Carol Frazey is a lifelong runner with a mission to educate and motivate individuals to make small changes each day to live healthier lives and to have fun while doing it. She is the coach and owner of The Fit School and leads our Jump Start into Running Clinics. Her next Jump Start session begins on Monday, October 23rd.