Start Slow and Gradually Increase Your Pace
You might be tempted to sprint right out of the gate for the sake of getting warm fast, but "the potential risks of this strategy outweigh the short-term reward," Dave said. Going out too fast, before your muscles are properly warmed up, can result in muscle strains and pulls.
Instead, gradually ease into the pace you want. This "maximizes your body's full range of motion and potential speed," Dave explained. "While you sacrifice extra warmth in the first few minutes, you benefit from increased performance."
Running in Winter is tough, but it comes down to is finding what works best for you. "As runners, we are all unique," Dave said. Experiment with warm-ups, pacing, and gear until you find your sweet spot, then get ready to crush your runs all Winter long.