The following is a sponsored post, in partnership with Mizuno. All opinions are my own. I received a sample Mizuno Wave Rider 21 to test.
As the air has cooled and the leaves has dropped, Winter training is in full swing. Runners don’t take time off. We use the cooler temperatures to our advantage and push even harder. Mile after mile, runners are proving that our favorite sport doesn’t have to be seasonal.
During the peak of my Winter marathon training, I tested the latest Mizuno Wave Rider. The shoe is celebrating it’s 21st birthday, in style of course, with the Mizuno Wave Rider 21.
The neutral shoe is perfect for all level of runners, not just marathoners. As an interval runner, the shoe responded well to my movement. Whether I was running or walking, the Mizuno Wave Rider 21 hugged my foot and helped me feel secure in each step. There’s breathable mesh around the toe of the shoe and my heel felt cushioned.
Of course, the best way to celebrate the 21st birthday of a running shoe is with a run! I laced up my Mizuno Wave Rider 21 and headed out for a Winter run. Here are my 7 Tips for Winter Running to make the most of the season.
7 Tips for Winter Running
- Set a Goal: Don’t succomb to the couch during the cold Winter months. Set a goal, like a race, to keep you motivated.
- Invest in Gear: Be prepared from head to toe. You’ll need to add layers and accessories, like a hat and gloves, to keep you warm.
- Run with Friends: To keep yourself accountable, plan to run with friends. You’ll be more likely to workout when you meet with others. It’s too easy to sleep in during the Winter months.
- Run Later: If you’re worried about ice, plan to run in the afternoons when it’s melted and you can see icy patches.
- Proceed With Caution: Stay low to the ground and be catious of slippery spots. Slow down and pay attention to your footing to avoid injury.
- Warm Up: Don’t neglect your warm up! It’s important to spend a longer amount of time to warm up your body.
- Cover Your Mouth: Avoid lung burn by covering your mouth while you run. I like to wrap a scarf over my mouth, and under my nose. This helps me avoid too much cold air hitting my lungs.
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