As a runner, you’ve probably heard of the term “racing weight”, or the concept that we all have an ideal weight where we perform our best. You’ve probably also fallen into the trap of assuming that “racing weight” means you need to be lighter. I’m here to help you avoid that trap.
Although meant to be a time of joy and thanks, the holidays can be stressful for many people, and runners are no exception! This year the holidays may look different, which may bring about different types of stress.
It’s an easy mistake to make: not hydrating enough during cold-weather runs (or other winter activities). Cold weather tends to dull our sense of thirst and water is usually less appealing in the colder months.