FIT for LIFE Knowledge Base Running Winter

Warm Up in Colder Temperatures

Do I need to warm up longer in cold temperatures?

Depending on the type of running training

During a normal easy endurance run you don’t have to warm up specifically. You can feel your body very well. You probably feel a little stiffer at the beginning when you start running in the fall than you did in the summer when the temperatures were warm. Running a little longer at a slow pace at the beginning until our body gets going is certainly useful in cold temperatures. Before intense training sessions, our muscles always need the same amount of warm-up time to be ready for the load, whether it’s winter or summer. A preparatory and extensive warm-up with dynamic stretching exercises is always recommended.

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