When your body’s telling you GO but the weather’s telling you NO (a reluctant shout-out to R. Kelly here), take your game indoors to the track or the treadmill — in fact, you can click here for a training routine that’s treadmill ready. Or, if you don’t have the option to run indoors, work on one of your supporting areas, since “you can’t run your best without a strong core, the muscles in your abdominals, lower back, and glutes.” Runner’s World provides a 15-minute core workout that’s perfect for runners, and doesn’t require a lot of time or a lot of equipment. Short and sweet workouts like these help you to keep your focus even on days when you can’t get a run in.
Then again, some of us (not me though) love to take a relaxing run in the rain. If that’s you, make sure you have the right clothes, the right shoes (don’t slip!) and the right music. I recommend: Tony Toni Tone – “It Never Rains in Southern California.” Enjoy!