The Fleet Feet Blog is full of helpful (and sometimes tasty!) information! Here are some tips to squeeze more running into short winter days.
For many runners, it can be difficult to find the motivation and drive to muster up quality training sessions with the winter’s colder temps and limited sunlight. Sleeping more, feeling blue and having less motivation to work out than usual are completely normal reactions to the winter months. The additional hours of darkness in the winter cause our hypothalamus—the portion of the brain that controls our circadian rhythm—to signal the release of melatonin, triggering us to feel tired.