I love winter running because......

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09/12/2009 at 20:23
...its cold, wet, foggy, I'm constantly tired, my toes and fingers are frozen and I can't see any of the scenery from the darkness.... I forgot what I love about it?

Please remind me?
09/12/2009 at 20:44
It can be crisp, clear, invigorating, think how much you'll enjoy your spring and summer runs if you keep up those winter miles!
09/12/2009 at 22:31
...you don't get horribly hot and sweaty and then can't cool down. Love winter running, me.
09/12/2009 at 22:34
It's brought on asthma I didn't realise I had.......not sure if it's the residue of the flu I had back in September, but i am struggling big time.
09/12/2009 at 22:38
Yeah, I know someone else who struggles this time of year. Nothing the doc can do?
09/12/2009 at 22:40

I suggest going to the dr to get some medication then!

 I much prefer winter running. I get really overheated and dizzy when running in the summer. If you go on a weekend late morning it can be beautiful.

 I dont tend to run outside after work as its too dark and I dont feel safe (so go on a treadmill instead).

If you try running before work you might be able to see more of the scenary?

Also, running gloves might help. My hands go painfully cold in winter, so I have lots of different running gloves.

10/12/2009 at 04:30

went out running yesterday afternoon it was a beautiful day the sun was out but still had that crisp sort of bite in the air wasn't sweating my ***** off but then i am kind off lucky that the hours i work allow me to get out during the day it might be a different story if i had to train in the evening when it's dark

10/12/2009 at 10:40
because if you do enough to at least keep on ticking over, it`ll soon be spring.
10/12/2009 at 10:46

....because anything you can achieve in the winter you'll surely be able to surpass when spring arrives.

 I hate Winter running too, so this is the only thing that spurs me on.

10/12/2009 at 10:49

It'll be the shortest day soon then days will be getting a minute lighter each day!!

I much prefer summer running, but as an early morning runner it is nice watching the sun rise (assuming it isn't hidden behind grey clouds!!).

10/12/2009 at 10:55
i love being up and out early on those really cold dry crisp mornings when u are all toasty in winter thermals.... then rewarding yourself with a nice hot shower and something hot to drink/eat afterwards......
10/12/2009 at 11:11
I much prefer winter running. I go out at night so it's too dark for people to see me sweating and red in the face, plus I have the added interest of all the Christmas decorations to distract me this time of year. Nothing better than a crisp cold evening for a lovely run. Another bonus is that when it's freezing, there are far fewer teens hovering on street corners ready to hurl smart ass comments.
10/12/2009 at 12:40

I like running when there's a decent snow fall.

I'm just a big kid really.

10/12/2009 at 12:58

I like it because in my local forest it's just me, the occasional other runner and dog walkers.

Rather than the hoardes of children, families that insist on all walking in one line across the path and tut when you expect at least one of them to move out of the way, dogs that never normally go out much and are completely uncontrolled by their owner, people who only get their bike out once a year and ride in what seems like the highest gear possible, pedalling at the slowest speed possible and weaving across the path so much that it makes you wonder if they are deliberately trying to hit you!

 And because it's quieter you see squirrels, rabbits. birds and deer lot more often. I stopped to watch a Kingfisher the other day in the pouring rain, no on else around just be and the Kingfisher.

 But the downside is the lake often floods and I end up having to run through the water and doing most of my run with very soggy feet but it's worth it to have some peace and quiet

10/12/2009 at 13:05
I love it because I can wear a coat to hide my mboobs without getting too hot.
10/12/2009 at 16:19

I like it when it's really cold and you get tiny icicles on your eyelashes.

10/12/2009 at 17:43

I love it because when it's really foggy (like it was last night) there's a real eerie sense in the air and if you go late enough you can run to War of the Worlds and pretend you're the last person on Earth.

Just me then?

10/12/2009 at 17:47

Na D2D. Might give that one a try when I have a foggy night.

I love running but I hate winter. The cold. The wet. The dampness. Horrible if its
really cold day. Give me spring and summer and I will be very happy.

10/12/2009 at 18:04
D2D that sounds fab! I might give that a go. I'd probably just end up in a giggling heap on the floor though....
10/12/2009 at 18:18

"There were a dozen dead bodies in the Euston Road, their outlines

softened by the Black Dust. All was still, houses locked and empty, shops closed - but

looters had helped themselves to wine and food, and outside a jewellers some gold

chains and a watch were scattered on the pavement."

The above starts so magically and twinkly, when you run past the moon-lit frost on the sharp grass it gives you chills.

And then the Martians 'Ooooh laaaa' start up again and you have to run for your life

Edited: 10/12/2009 at 18:18
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