- Winter running burns more calories - False; Unless you are running through snow or mud.
- Cold makes you pee more and can lead to dehydration - False; Though some people pee more, you actually need less fluid replacement than on a hot, humid day.
- Covering your head is the key to warmth - False; While you may lose a high percentage of heat through your head, it only accounts for 8 to 10 percent of the surface area of your body.
- You should do your warm-up inside - True, sometimes; If it's less than 10 degrees, both warm-up and cool-down should be done inside.
- When it's below 32 degrees, you need 3 layers to stay warm - False; there is no always; each person varies.
- Winter runs are some of the most satisfying runs you'll have all year - True and False; "Man in the cold is not necessarily a cold man." - David Bass, Director, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine; basically, winter running is on a run by run basis - some will be amazing, while others will equal the struggles you have on any other bad day.