I went out this morning after dropping my son off to school to test the elements. The snow was starting to come down, I had three quarter length shorts on, a wicker top, and a rain proof jacket. I wore fingerless gloves, and a sweat band type hat which covered my ears, but not my head. The parents looked at me strangely. More of that was to follow. By mile 2, i was getting warm, so i stripped down to my t-shirt. It was quite refreshing, and maybe because i overheat, i didnt feel the cold. By mile 5, i was toasty, despite snow sticking to my eyebrows. By mile 10, the looks were getting stranger, especially from the school kids who left early, and i suppose to the outside world i was mad, but this was just running with the elements, about going out there in all weathers, and it felt great. I did 14 miles in the end. I got in, no frostbite, stretched out, no after effect, and carried on as normal for the rest of the day. I was pleased i did it, and i wasnt the only runner.
I was in shorts today........when i was running through the 20cm show in the fields the bit above the ankles got a little cold but apart from that my legs felt warm the whole 2 hours.....
it was great to be out running.especially when you came across virgin snow
+1 Wasn't it amazing!?
Well its the day after, and just feels like another day, so yes, no after effects. I will be out there tomorrow, but have brought grippers for my shoes. Need them. Running in the snow is good, running on ice is something else.
running in snow is totally uplifting
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