Running Hot || Running Cold

Autumn is most definitely settling in; the mornings are darker and our evening light is getting shorter, and shorter. I guess there’s two ways to look at it; either 1) get down about it and start counting down the days till “summer” or 2) suck it up and enjoy what the new colder seasons have to offer us!

Last year, I chose option 2. Mostly because at the time, Jen, who was co-leading run club with me made it clear that we didn’t stop because it got cold… or rained! Then I signed up for my first spring half marathon (read about Brighton HM) and just kept. on. running.

Running Hot || Fire Up Your Run

I was lucky enough to get sent over a box of A-MAZING goodies from active brand Nathan to help me fire up my run this winter! Everything from socks to strobe lights, torches to a reflective vest. Also included are a pair of lock laces; I discovered these at some point last year and basically never looked back during my triathlon season. Have a read of my previous post on {how to set up your lock laces in 5 minutes}.

It’s gonna take me a little while to test everything out, but I’ll be sure to keep you posted! But I’ve got my eye on this light spur which attaches quickly and securely to the heel of your shoe. It has multiple settings from static to flashing; the battery is replaceable too offering 40+ hours of illumination!

In the meantime it’s food for thought that there are so many runners out there who don’t make themselves as visible as possible. It’s easier for drivers to spot us if we have lights on multiple points too so they can recognise us quicker as people running.

How do you stay visible in the darker months?!

Running Cold || Cancer Research Winter Run, London

I’ve already picked up my polar bear hugs but they were to get me motivated to get back into running and training through the winter. A small group of us popped along to Nuffield Health City Gym to be taken through our paces in a treadmill masterclass.

{Read my write up of the 2015 event here} 

The 10k flat route event, takes place on Sunday 31st January 2016; starting in Trafalgar Square and kicking off with a Snow Blast-Off! The event is the perfect opportunity for runners of all levels to start the New Year with a bang! 

Considering joining in all the fun?! …

WIN || A Place In The London Winter Run

I have ONE place to give away to one of you lucky lot! Please have a read of the terms and conditions before entering, otherwise, BEST OF LUCK! …and see you there?! p.s you don’t have to run with me …unless you want to! haha!

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Lets go pound the pavements! 

What races do you have lined up?! 

Elle 🙂 

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  1. run_rosie_run
    October 27, 2015 / 22:27

    I stay motivated in the winter by signing up for races and honestly….by taking more indoor classes! SO I do a bit less running but more spin/circuits.barre! x

    • Elle Linton
      October 29, 2015 / 10:00

      I'm with you there Rosie! I found having a run club last year was the only reason I did continue to run through the colder months so I need to find one again asap! 🙂 thanks for stopping by x

  2. Corey @ Learning Patience
    October 22, 2015 / 08:58

    I stay motivated by signing up for a lot of races – that way I stay on track and keep myself fired up for the next thing… Oh..and I use Winter to amp up my Spinning which is fabulous for running.

    • Elle Linton
      October 22, 2015 / 13:14

      YES! I'm about to start a six week spinning challenge! …I'm also planning on one event per month for 2016 so I always have something to train for and look forward to!

  3. Matilda Iglesias
    October 18, 2015 / 02:15

    If I know I'm going to be running before the sun is up or after it's down, then I ensure I've got high vis gear on and my headlamp. As for races, well I just did my 4th Tough Mudder. Next up is a twilight trail run, and then Spartan Stadium. Then I have to decide on events for 2016.

    • Elle Linton
      October 19, 2015 / 10:11

      I actually don't think many people take visibility seriously enough so it's great to know you do! Congrats on the (4th) TM!! You're a braver woman than me! lol …sounds like you're well and truly into trail and obstacle course races?! I've yet to try out trail running, but I do enjoy an OCR every now and again! Oh and I've pretty much planned EVERYTHING for 2016 already! hahaha! x

  4. English Bakes
    October 16, 2015 / 13:06

    I think I need a target in mind to keep me running through winter – if I know I have a race coming up it helps me stay motivated and get outside – even when it's cold and raining!

    • Elle Linton
      October 16, 2015 / 21:07

      YES! me too 🙂 I think that's why I haven't run much in the last couple of months! Now I've booked all the spring races I have a reason to get out there and train! …and permission to eat all the food again! hahaha!

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