Winter Training Checklist for Spring Race Success: It Starts Now!

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January is here and so too is the critical winter training season for spring races. In order for success, you must start now. You will thank yourself in April when you are on the starting line!

It's really hard to get out there with the temps so frigid. And that wind! But RRKC has your back. Misery loves company and there is no better group of peeps than those at RRKC to hold you accountable despite the cold.

Here is your Winter Training Checklist:

  1. Join RRKC Saturday group runs. To register, go HERE.
  2. Determine your goals and develop your training plan. 
  3. Incorporate run specific strengthening.
  4. Learn how to dress for winter running success.

Registration for RRKC winter group runs is OPEN! For details on the January runs, go to our EVENTS page.

Need Coach Amy to help you with a personalized training plan?  Go HERE to register for a plan. Two weeks lead time is usually needed to create a custom plan. Choose the months between now and your race. As soon as you complete the registration process, contact Coach Amy: 

Phoenix Winter II Strength Training begins Tuesday Jan. 2nd. Class is SOLD OUT. A wait list is available at if you are interested. If you would like a home program to work on your specific weaknesses, we recommend a 1:1 physical therapy session with Coach Amy. Go to to schedule an appointment. These are held at the CoachAmyPT clinic.

Cold Weather Running

Remember, RRKC does not hold group runs if the effective temperature is below 0 degrees, course conditions are icy or visibility is poor due to excessive snowfall. If weather is inclement, stay tuned to the website. If we have to cancel a run, we usually try to post an hour prior to the start of a run when possible. 

For information on how to dress properly for winter running check out our post: Dressing for Winter Running Success.