The Free Guide to Winter Running

aSweatLife Running Guide (PDF


If there’s been one silver lining of 2020, it’s that we’ve rediscovered the joy of outdoor running. The sun on our face, a brisk breeze that hits at exactly the right point during your rest period, and taking in the sights and sounds of your neighborhood in a totally new way—we’re here for it.

But with the temperatures turning colder, we’re betting a lot of you are feeling a little nervous about what it’s like to run outdoors in the winter. So, with the help of our Ambassadors, we wrote the Winter Guide to Running. In it, we’ll cover things like:

  • Reasons to run outside in winter in the first place
  • What you need for winter running and how to dress for different temperatures
  • Tips for those new to winter running
  • How to stay safe during winter running

And more!

This guide is for the total beginners who’ve never even CONSIDERED running outdoors during the winter before. Along the way, we’ll hear from our Ambassadors who’ve been there, done that, and will enthusiastically double-tap your post-run snowy selfie—because everything is better with friends, even when they’re cheering you on virtually.

Download the aSweatLife Guide to Winter Running here!

About Kristen Geil

A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Kristen moved to Chicago in 2011 and received her MA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse from DePaul while trying to maintain her southern accent. Kristen grew up playing sports, and since moving to Chicago, she’s fallen in love with the lakefront running path and the lively group fitness scene. Now, as a currently retired marathoner and sweat junkie, you can usually find her trying new workouts around the city and meticulously crafting Instagram-friendly smoothie bowls. Kristen came on to A Sweat Life full-time in 2018 as Editor-in-Chief, and she spends her days managing writers, building content strategy, and fighting for the Oxford comma.