5 Tips for Running in the Cold + Virtual Training Plan

blue ridge marathon virtual training

Short winter days can make getting outside a little bit tougher.

But if you are training for one of the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon races on April 21, you can’t afford to let the elements stand in your way. (We all know you want to be ready to crush those mountains on race day.)

This year the Blue Ridge Marathon is offering virtual training plans for the marathon and half marathon with tips to help you stay motivated and make the most of your training. Regardless of where you live, this program is designed to provide support with help from the race director, coaches, and experts from Fleet Feet Sports.

Both programs begin on Jan. 2. Sign up today or gift a training program.

Use code WINTERTRAIN to get 15 percent off.

In the meantime, here are a few tips to help you keep your winter training on pace:

  • If it’s dark out, run with a buddy and make sure to wear plenty of lights.
  • Dress in thin layers to beat the cold.
  • Be flexible with long run days if the weather is exceptionally bad.
  • Learn how and when to use a treadmill; train by pace and make sure to vary inclines.
  • Get out of the elements (and sweaty clothes) as soon as your workout is over. Make sure to pack something extra to change into or plan to head right for the shower.

Read more tips from the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon.

Register for a training program. Use WINTERTRAIN for a discount.