What kind of athlete are you? Are you the kind that makes excuses when the weather is cold, rainy, or just plain miserable? Or the kind that takes advantage of the opportunity to train in inclement weather?
I like to think training in bad weather can not just make us physically stronger, but mentally it’s a doozie. If your a fair weathered athlete then when the weather goes bad on race day, after all that training, you gonna quit? NOT ME. That which doesn’t destroy me makes me stronger. Training in extreme weather can definitely make you strong. I’m not saying don’t train smart. Wear the appropiate clothing, have the right fuel, water, and let someone know where your going, especially if your going on trail runs.
Take advantage of training against strong winds and use that to help you build power and strength. Nature has given us elements to build us not just physically but mentally and just like everyday, every race can bring on those different elements. Don’t let that break your mental game. When you train in any kind of weather, you can race in every kind of weather. Good weather is just the icing on the cake, but be ready for anything.
So on race day if the weather turns bad, you can have a smile on your face as big as the Grinch when his heart grew 5x the size.. Before the race starts and the reason why.. You’ve train in this before. Been there done that!!! See you at the finish!!!