One of the great things about training through an Arctic winter is that you'll remember this season forever and have training stories to brag about for life! That said, when Alaskan weather strikes, here's how to effectively train through it.
PLUS: If you must go for a run outdoors, check out these fast and effective workout tips designed for cold weather.
Hit the treadmill. I've written about Alaska-based elite runner Chris Clark, who prepared for the 2000 Olympic Marathon Trials on a treadmill to acclimate to the heat and avoid the snow-ridden roads.
There is a tipping point at which running outdoors becomes less effective and more risky, and when you have the double whammy of Arctic temperatures and ice and snow, it's time to take your workouts inside to weather the storm. Not only is it wise to make the move inside to prevent injuries, it can also aid in more efficient recovery, as training in extreme elements takes a lot more out ofRead More »from 3 Ways to Train During a Polar Vortex