Winter running can be a little deceiving in that you might not get as thirsty as you do on summer runs. However, it is very important to stay properly hydrated during the winter season. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), close to 95% of hypothermia cases result in when people are not sufficiently hydrated before going out. The body is unable to regulate hydration as well in cold weather so be sure to drink up before, during and after your runs to ensure that you are well hydrated.
— Jeff Galloway, American Olympian and author
— Christopher Columbus
It is easy to overdress for winter runs, the temperature might be dropping but the body heats up pretty quickly. You should feel chilled when you walk out the door, less is more. Layers that you can easily shed will help prevent overheating and excessive sweating.
— Julie Isphording, retired American long distance runner
I am 6 months pregnant and I have been running throughout my pregnancy. About a month ago I started getting aches and pains in my lower back and below my stomach. I was filled with dread as I thought that I had to put my running on hold. As a runner, that is easier said than done.
I was devastated and really struggling with the idea. Then, I was introduced to maternity support belts, basically a bra for your belly. After reading about this online and engaging in plenty of research I landed on the Gabrialla Maternity Belt. I was giddy as a kid the night before Christmas waiting for it to arrive with the prospect of continuing to run.
It finally arrived a week later but felt like an eternity. I couldn’t wait to get out and give it a try. As soon as I got home from work I threw on my running clothes. The belt is velcro and easy to adjust. Within minutes I was out on the trails and running like I did before I was pregnant. I was pain free and able to run faster, though I maintained a conversation pace per Dr.’s orders.
This product was a miracle worker for me. I am hoping that this belt will help me to continue to run throughout my pregnancy. So far so good!