Essential Winter Training Guide

Winter training is never easy but if you strike the right balance between indoor and outdoor sessions you’ll be in great shape when the triathlon season kicks off in the spring

by Michelle Arthurs

Running in snow
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On the run

It might sound odd but you can use winter conditions as a training tool. "Sometimes even a brisk walk in heavy snow can be a workout, as can running into high winds, when it is safe to do so," says Dewar. "If you are running cross-county, it is important to have the right footwear."

It is equally important that you choose your path carefully. "When there is snow on the ground I would recommend sticking to the parks or known running routes, so you are already aware of what is underfoot," says Stimpson.

 "Always keep the muscles warm so make sure you always wear tights; if you're running in the dark, make sure you wear luminous clothing," adds Hayes.

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