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Yes, I’ve even used softer words in the title to this post to make myself feel better. The truth of the matter is that this blistering cold European weather (bear in mind I’m a Sydney girl, so a mercury reading below 12C causes my blood to thicken!) has caused a “pause” in my marathon training for the past week. The travelling has meant that I haven’t been able to take it indoors either.

So how do I go from feeling like this, about training in the cold:

To feeling something more like this?:

Do you have any tips for a Sydney-girl-at-heart for how to beat the fear of running in the cold?? How do you motivate yourself to step out into the cold? What gear do you use to battle the chill in your toes, fingers, nose and ears??