Winter Blues?

The winter is coming and many of you may be fearing the colder weather.  Just be smart when you run.  Obviously not everyone has or even likes using a treadmill.  So if outside, just be layered up, with the inside layer a “wicking” material.  Make sure your extremities are warm, so have gloves and a hat/earmuffs when necessary.  Then be careful – if running far, bring a buddy or a cell phone.  If something goes wrong, you can’t risk hypothermia by sitting with sweaty gear for a long time.  Also, if running in the dark, make sure you have a flashlight/headlamp or reflective material and be on the lookout for black ice.  No runner should really be alone for a long run in the dark – so please be safe and happy running!

Nickolas Joannidis
Nickolas Joannidis
I have been running for over 35 years, having done practically every possible racing event or distance from the 100 meters through the marathon. I competed in varsity high school cross country and track at Saddle Brook High School in the mid-1980's, varsity cross country and track at Division II Pace University and finished well over 200 road races since then, including 20 marathons with a lifetime best of 3:14:50. I was the president of the Hoffmann LaRoche corporate running team for 7 years, growing the team from 25 to over 90 during his tenure. I coached many of these runners to achieve their goals, whether they were beginners or advanced. In 2011 I was an assistant coach for the Fair Lawn Recreation track team, helping the 10 to 14 year old group. I am currently personally coaching dozens of runners, from beginner levels to advanced levels and getting them to be prepared to meet their goals.

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