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Running in the Wind: Tips For Marathon Training

Marathon 101: How to Master Windy Conditions

When it comes to running and racing, strong winds can feel like your nemesis. Big breezes are more than mentally grating — they can actually slow you down! But don't skip your scheduled training runs due to windy conditions; they might exist on race day. Check out our tips to help you master running in the wind. Who knows? You just might begin to find breezy conditions invigorating.

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When preparing for a race, it's important to train in any and all conditions that can happen on race day, including the wind. So here's a few tips for braving a windy day run. Just know that running into a headwind takes extra energy so do expect your pace to feel a little different. If you're running into a head wind, leaning into it can help a bit with the resistance, if you are running with the tail wind, it can help you run a little bit faster, so just enjoy the help. If you're sweaty, the cool winds will make you feel colder. So wear fast drying gear made of wicking fabric to help. Windy conditions can be psychologically rough especially in the latter part of a race. But don't allow it to make you tense. Keep your shoulders down and your hands not tight, fit.. Runners around you to create a buffer - when going into a head wind - run two to three feet behind around another runner and dealing with the side wind you want to be inside the other runner - If you feel like making friends with other marathoners - suggest alternating being in the lead position - the more the merrier when it comes to drafting - keeps these tips in mind when running in the wind. Thanks for watching FitSugarTV.

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