Fitness expert Mimi Sinclair shared helpful ideas for beginning a running program in the Fall. Mimi herself has won the 24th of July marathon and only runs twice per week. She says to be successful you need:
- Clothing is key. Make sure you wear gloves if the temperature is below 50 degrees. They also make easy to wear sleeves that can be pulled down once you warm up.
- Hydration and fuel are incredibly important if you are going for more than 60 minutes. Public water fountains are turned off during the colder months so bring your own along.
- Be flexible on running days. Although it may rain or snow during your allotted time later that week could be nice for a run.
- Sneak in a "running" getaway if possible. There are great half marathons in St. George and Las Vegas that are great opportunities for warmer training runs.
- Several gyms have treadmill group fitness classes. They are a great way to get into running and have a challenging workout inside.