Inspired Soles

Scott Sugimoto | The Dos and Don'ts of Winter Running

December 06, 2022 Carolyn Coffin and Kim Senechal Episode 114
Inspired Soles
Scott Sugimoto | The Dos and Don'ts of Winter Running
Show Notes

Winter is upon us again and as we talked about last week on the show, so is the season for base training.  For many runners in Canada and the northern United States, this can mean a lot of long, slow miles in very cold temperatures which can seem daunting and maybe even a little scary.  We thought this would be a good time to re-release an episode we recorded with Scott Sugimoto in Jan of 2021. 

Scott Sugimoto is a 61 year old gentleman from Winnipeg who has an extensive running history in both road and trail running. He has completed multiple half and full marathons, as well as many trail ultramarathons including Actif Epica and Arrowhead.  Scott has an affinity for winter running and is a wealth of knowledge on the subject. 

In this episode we get into the dos and don’ts of winter running including: 

  • What to wear
  • What NOT to wear
  • How to keep your water from freezing,
  • Preventing frostbite
  • Winter footwear. 

We are grateful to Scott for sharing his winter running wisdom with us.

Resources we discussed in the episode:

  • Favourite Mantra: Just survive somehow; I am one with the Force and the Force is with me
  • Favourite Place to Run: BC mountains
  • Bucket List Run or Fat Bike Ride: Tuscobia, Arrowhead 135, Iditarod Trail Invitational, Greenland Arctic Circle Trail
  • Favourite Movie/Book: Prefontaine; On Thin Ice; In Shackleton's Footsteps
  • Post-Run Indulgence: A cup of soup

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