Sometimes — especially during the sled-dog days of winter — the conditions for running are less than ideal. That’s when you need to stop focusing on pace and start focusing on effort.
If you’re plowing through snow and side-stepping ice, you’re probably running slower, but you’re also working harder than you normally would. In the end, it’ll help work muscles you don’t always use, give you a new workout and make you a better runner. —Aidz