feeling sick now!
10 miles LSR completed in snow and ice today instead of tomorrow (due to the weather forecast of heavy snow all day tomorrow). Enjoyed the first 8 miles, however the last 2 were not great Ijust got too cold and the effort was just draining - but at least it means I can rest up and hibernate for the rest of the weekend now.
Hope you all manage to get out there if that is what your plans are. Happy running all.
Dee I admire anyone that can run on the treadmill for sustained periods - the longest I can manage is 5k due to the boredom factor setting in - so well done on your 7 miles.
Sam well done on your group LSR, glad you enjoyed it.
Well I went out again today for a 5 mile recovery run in deeper snow then yesterday and whilst it was falling heavily. I just couldn't resist it I loved every second.
No running for me tomorrow - pilates instead.
Lisa and Samantha,well done on your runs.Sounds like you had fun.What do you wear on your feet?I was tempted to run outside today but wear Mizuno Wave inspire 8 and although usually they are great,they dont have the best grip over snow,especially the compacted stuff.So today i went down to the gym and ran 6 miles on the treadmill and biked for 3 miles.The boredom factor def comes into play especially with the only screen showing Eastenders with subtitleswith some rather monotonous dance music playing
Because I'm not a member of the gym it cost £5.50 but was beginning to go a bit scatty as hadnt run since Weds
Anyway i've now ordered some Yaktrax(should've ages ago)Does anyone else use them?
Hope you all had a good weekend
Susiebe I ran in my trail shoes both today and yesterday - Brooks Cascadia. I think that I could probably have run in my Saucony Kinvara road shoes though as it was fresh snow both days so not too slippy. Although if it freezes over and becomes icy i think Yaktrax are the only way to go ( i haven't got any of those though so let us know how you get on with them).
I am a gym member but avoid the gym part if you know what I mean - full of over inflated muscles (and ego's) generally, although at the moment its also full of newbies - however I am sure that come March that may no longer be the case . I generally only use my membership to attend 3 pilates classes a week.
well 8 miles done on treadmill today as the pavements are still covered in compacted snow and ice but at the rate it's melting at the moment i could well be out for a run tomorrow
well just 5 for me today we had a light shower of snow just before i came home from work stop now so i am hoping that will be that all though if the icebitersi ordered on B&T recommendation yesterday arrive i may well get to try them out if it starts again
Toby - we just had a light snow shower last night, so hopefully not too much for you either. Hope you like the Icebiters after I recommended then Just make sure you fasten them quite tightly round your shoes - mine flew off yesterday at one point!
I didn't bother with mine today, as most of the roads are clear now. They're small enough to pop in your pocket which is good as, like today, I took them just in case the back lanes were icier than Ithought they'd be. Still managed to find some fluffy snow to trudge through, and also a couple of patches of slippy stuff - good for getting your HR up! 6 miles done - felt hard work though. Not sure if its the snow, or I'm running too fast in order to get / keep warm, or if my legs have finally realised I'm marathon training. Trying not to think about Friday's 14 miles - no one tell my legs or they'll go on strike!
Hope everyone else is managing okay in the snow. Susie - how's your marathon training going? And is everyone being brave enough to come back out from the gym??
Oh - if anyone wants a giggle, have a look at this website "Seriously Ugly Race Pics"
Some very funny pics - they say "if you look good, you're not working hard enough"!
just 5 miles for me today ventured out for a run as the pavements in our road didn't look to bad and on a whole were clear like B&T there were still one or two places that were a bit dodgy but so just slowed down aim for of today’s run just get around in one piece
well my icebiters arrived this afternoon just in time for the snow to have melted though secretly i hope i don't have to use them now although i have been told we're supposed to have more snow tonight
Another 5 miles for me this evening in near blizzard conditions, fresh snow on top of sludge which was slowly freezing - so not my finest run, nor my most sensible idea. In fact i ran past a couple and the guy said to his partner that I had obviously lost the plot running in those conditions. I almost agreed with him at that point !!
Good to hear that others are braving the weather as well.
Black & Tabby haha, I would burn some of those photo's rather then put on a website!!
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