January Newsletter – 2017

 

  January 2017

 

Baby, it’s cold outside

 

Winter can be the hardest time of the year to get out and run. It’s cold and dreary outside and it gets dark pretty early in the evening. Did we mention that it is also cold? Very few of us want to get out in those conditions, so what can you do? Below are a couple of tips we’ve found from around the web and some of our own.

1. Find a running group or a buddy to run with. This actually helps year round. When you are not motivated to go our for a run, most of the time your buddy is and vice versa. You can push each other to keep going.

2. Pick a spring race and go ahead and sign up for it. Use it as motivation to keep running. You’ve already paid for the registration, so you are more likely to keep training.

3. Get the right gear. You don’t need to start out looking like the Abominable Snowman because you are going to generate some body heat while running. You do, however, need to have a little bit more than shorts and a T-Shirt. Get a good hat to keep the noggin warm, and some gloves or mittens. We find that on colder days, mittens are better than gloves. You’re not really using your hands anyway. Also, get some good moisture wicking long sleeve shirts and layer over them.

4. If the roads and sidewalks are snow and ice covered, you may want to consider the treadmill. We don’t want anyone getting hurt trying to run on ice. If you don’t have a gym membership or treadmill at home, some gyms will let you use their facilities for a small daily fee. This may work well for you if you only need it a couple of times a year. 

If all else fails, you can get a pre-race warmup by shoveling your local track:  

Whatever you do this winter, don’t stop running. Some rest is good, but taking too long a break makes getting back into shape a daunting task.

 

–The 3 Way Racing Team, Matt, Skip, Jen & Paul.

Frigid 4 -Miler is less than 4 weeks away

  

The Frigid 4 Miler & 1.5 Mile fun run is just one month away. We are preparing for a great event at the Kentucky Horse Park on Februray 11th. There will be chip timing, overall and age group awards, along with a rocking DJ to keep you moving so that you will stay warm. Our friends at Estepp Shell will be providing coffee and hot chocolate for you as well.

All participants that are registered prior to January 30th will be guaranteed a stylish beanie hat with the new Frigid 4 Miler logo embroidered onto it. A little something to keep your noggin and ears warm for the rest of the winter running season.

Charity Partner:
We are proud to be helping support Arbor Youth Services with a portion of the proceeds from the Frigid 4 Miler and 1.5 Mile fun run. Arbor Youth Services provides safe alternatives for at-risk children, youth and their families through services and referrals that promote positive growth and development.

Check them out and learn more about what they do by liking their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ArborYouth/) or go to their website http://arborky.org/.

Register Now:
Go ahead and sign up to reserve your spot and hat. Just click on the Register button below. If you have already signed up, then invite your friends. It is more fun to run with friends.

 

 

 

January/February/March Races

 

Here are some other races from around the area that 3 Way Racing is involved in.