Episode 38: Winter Running with Alex Flint

Winter Running With Alex Flint | Guinea Pigging Green


I get cold just thinking about it! In today’s episode, we are joined once again by our friend Alex Flint to talk about running during the wintertime. You can listen to the show via the player below or subscribe to Guinea Pigging Green on iTunes.


Alex is an ultrarunner (we talked about the crazy long distances he runs in Episode 11) and the founder of Obsess.ca, which is a website on everything running.

Steph and I are both puzzled and intimated at the thought of running with snow on the ground, so we had a few questions for Alex including:

  • How do you dress for winter runs?
  • How do you stay motivated?
  • How do you warm up and cool down?
  • How does training change for most runners during the wintertime?
  • AND what is UP with putting nails in your shoes??

Still have questions for Alex after this episode? You can find him on Twitter (he promises to let you follow him) or leave us a note below in the comments section.

Happy, snowy trails!


Episode 16: Winter Wellness

Winter. Like it or not, sometimes it requires a little extra self-care to stay well this time of year.

As always, you can listen to the podcast here or on iTunes.


In addition to prescribing lots of cuddling, in this episode:

  • We talk about keeping our hair and skin hydrated (I like jojoba oil, coconut oil, and Green Beaver’s Apres Ski face cream)
  • Steph gets serious about vitamins (Make sure to get your B12, D, and C!)
  • We reaffirm our love for immune boosting smoothies
  • Steph talks about her Neti Pot and I cry a little
  • We laugh about one crazy home remedy that kind-of, sort-of actually works
  • And we discuss our favourite ways to stay active in the winter outdoors (think skating, hockey, skiing, and snowshoeing) or indoors (we’re into hot yoga, spin, and Nike Training Club)
Pass the salsa! This week I put an avocado on my face…

In this episode, I also pronounce “jojoba” wrong for a few minutes before Steph even bothers to correct me.

If you’re in Toronto right now, check out the public skating at Nathan Phillips Square or DJ Skate Nights at Harbourfront.

Do you have any tips for winter? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @greenguineapigs!