Running in the snow . . .

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21/01/2013 at 10:57

@Nicolajmiller - this is a bit late for your Sunday run but I did 20k yesterday and most of it running around the Outer Circle of Regents Park. Normally I would obviously run on the pavement but had to mainly run on the road and they were fine, not slippery at all. The normally crochety cyclists seemed to even understand and share the space. Not that there were that many of them out. 

21/01/2013 at 11:34

only managed 3.3 miles today, my plantar flared up after 2 miles so i just came home, i dont want it to get serious, not worth it. 

21/01/2013 at 12:27

10 miles along the usual canal route. Put on yaktrax for the first time and couldn't have been better!

21/01/2013 at 16:00

how do those yaktrax things work when you get to a bit of normal road, with no snow or anything?

21/01/2013 at 16:39

Well I resorted to the treadmill at the weekend due to the ice and snow here in Nottinghamshire.  Hated it that much that I was determined I would get outside and run today.  Went off road and absolutely loved it.  Five miles in fresh fallen snow though so not slipping.  Was knee deep in the stuff for most of the route, made the run a lot tougher and slower but beats the treadmill any day!

Am also thinking about the Yaktrax things.   Off to have a look for some now.....

Edited: 21/01/2013 at 16:40
21/01/2013 at 16:48

Ran the 'Stanbury Splash' fell-race yesterday up above Haworth, quite snowy, with the car thermometer showing -3C when we arrived


330-'odd' starters for a (shortened due to ice)

21/01/2013 at 17:23

Help! How do I run i the snow.I feel like I am getting fat already

21/01/2013 at 18:55
Ran 9.5 miles yesterday; love it! I actually find it better to run on the snow than to walk on it. It really works my lower legs, Adam I find run on the snow like you run off road.
21/01/2013 at 19:09

re London safe spots...Hyde Park, off the paths, is totally runnable in trail shoes at the moment. i will try Regents Park tomorrow.

21/01/2013 at 19:10
Run Wales wrote (see)

how do those yaktrax things work when you get to a bit of normal road, with no snow or anything?

Seems to be ok on normal non-icy non-snow surfaces although you will be aware there's something else on the shoes. Quite stable on normal surfaces. Did 14 miles yesterday with mixtures of surfaces although mainly snow and felt very confident on it

21/01/2013 at 19:25

My Stabilicers are fine EXCEPT on e.g. the very smooth, polished hard surfaces you get in supermarkets!

22/01/2013 at 22:10

So i can understand running on proper compacted snow and even ice (have just ordered first ever yaktrax and stupidly excited) but what do you do when it starts to melt and goes all slushy and slippery? Can you keep going on roads and pavements?

22/01/2013 at 22:19

Slushy is fine - trail shoes will work on slushy; it's the compacted snow/ice for which you need STABILicers, yaktrax or similar.

22/01/2013 at 22:28

Thanks Debra, looks like I need to get some decent trail shoes....

23/01/2013 at 10:41

how many seconds per mile do you reckon snow slows you down? went for a tempo run last night on the local track and they hadnt cleared the snow/crushed ice from the lanes.

Effort wise I felt at the right level but the mile times were about 20 seconds slower.

Has anyone got similar experiences?

23/01/2013 at 10:43

must add I was wearing normal rinning shoes, no trail shoes or spikes oe anything. Just regular road trainers

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