Cold Weather Running and Walking

February 26 2015 | Uncategorized


Even the most committed runner or walker training for the Allstate Sugar Bowl CCC10k might wince a little when heading out early on a COLD day recently – but don't let a little cold weather disrupt your training.

Dress for the weather:

  1.  Layering is key and allows you to retain body heat and remove clothing as the temperature increases. New materials actually "wick" moisture and sweat away from the body, helping you stay warmer.
  2.  Remember 30% of body heat can be lost from the head and neck area, so make sure to wear a hat and gloves.
  3. If you find breathing cold air uncomfortable, wrap a scarf lightly around your neck and mouth to warm the air. 

Consider this cold weather training part of the fun – and in New Orleans the weather will probably warm up by tomorrow!

OR, move inside a gym to the treadmill.   Walkers may consider early hours at the shopping mall.  Call the mall to inquire about early exercise hours BEFORE the stores open.

Have Fun, Get Fit, Train for the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k!

TRAINING TIP from: Virginia “Gini” Davis, Physical Therapist, Crescent City Physical Therapy, Training Director, Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k