I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again (even if it’s annoying), training for a marathon during a New England winter is hard. For many runners (like me), training for a late winter/early spring race keeps us out of hibernation, and from eating an entire crate of Girl Scout cookies (maybe that’s just me).
illumiNITE (the best gear for winter training) will celebrate winter running at the Hyannis Marathon on Saturday, February 27th and Sunday, February 28th. With its flat course, the Hyannis marathon is a favorite for runners eager to qualify for Boston. Even so, the race is challenging with snow, sleet, and blustery, biting cold wind always a threat. Proper training and gear (illumiNITE!) is essential for a safe, satisfying race.
Active.com gives some good advice about training for a winter marathon. The article recommends combining both indoor and outdoor training, including using a treadmill when weather is hazardous to your health and safety. Staying dry, warm, and visible is also a priority. (Seriously, we didn’t make that up. Add fashionable to the list and it sounds like our latest marketing material). Finally, the article recommends maintaining proper hydration and nutrition (even it you don’t feel like it), stretching/yoga, and plenty of rest.
For more information, check out the entire article here.
If you love winter marathons, or are running the Hyannis Marathon come visit us at the Expo on the February 27th and 28th at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center. Mention this blog post and win a prize.
Stay safe runners and good luck!