Running in the snow . . .

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19/01/2013 at 10:23

Just back from a nice run in the snow, a bit slippery in places so more of a slow plod really but very enjoyable. Didn't see many people about, the odd dog walker and that’s about it, certainly no other runners . . . anybody else venture out today? or planning to?

19/01/2013 at 11:52

Yes I did! We had a good 5 inches of snow in Wiltshire yesterday and with a cold night following much of it had iced over making the pavements pretty dangerous. However, undeterred I stuck to the road edge (not many cars about thankfully) and had a very enjoyable 5 miles @ 8min per mile pace   Like Rich a handful of dog walkers to be seen but earingly quiet - was lovely!

19/01/2013 at 12:26
Just and back from a 6 mile off road run today. A lot easier off road than on by the looks of it. Hard work on the legs but had the whole place to myself. A distinct lack of the "new year runners" in all the kit.
I did have some bloke ask me if I was mad? Although it wasn't me that was carrying a carrier bag full of dog poo.
19/01/2013 at 12:44

Must admit to really enhjoying running in freshlt fallen snow. I'm like a big kid

19/01/2013 at 12:44

hahaha that's brilliant. I often get referred to as 'mad' when out running and of course those lovely youths shouting 'run faster you ******!'

19/01/2013 at 12:48
5 miles off road for me. Would have loved to have gone further, I'm taking it steady at the moment due to a tight calf I picked up a couple of weeks ago. No more slippery than the usual Leam valley mud, but I was slightly concerned that I might get cold feet once my shoes got wet.
No other runners (but there never is on my route) just a few dog walkers. I had our dog with me and she loves the snow.
19/01/2013 at 12:50

Our black labrador loves running in snow too

19/01/2013 at 13:04

I'm just back from a 10miler.. I agree with birkmyre, I'm a big kid, I love the sound of crunchy snow!

19/01/2013 at 13:04

jenf: Cheers

19/01/2013 at 13:13
Millsy1977 wrote (see)
Just and back from a 6 mile off road run today. A lot easier off road than on by the looks of it. Hard work on the legs but had the whole place to myself. A distinct lack of the "new year runners" in all the kit.
I did have some bloke ask me if I was mad? Although it wasn't me that was carrying a carrier bag full of dog poo.

Yes, I think I had a similar comment from a snow shoveller but it was largely unintelligible due to the fact I had my headphones on

19/01/2013 at 13:35
15 glorious offroad miles this morning. Rural Hampshire in the snow is heaven.
19/01/2013 at 15:13

Did a very slow 5.5 miles in the thick snow this morning, quite slippery along the pavements and going down hills but managed to make it to the park in one piece so just did several laps!  Really enjoyed it! Saw loads of doggies, and one other runner who was practically sprinting along the very icy pavement   

19/01/2013 at 15:54

Gentle 10k today as Stubbington 10k tomorrow. Love running in the snow.

19/01/2013 at 16:00

Snow free prakrun in Poole this morning. However I did have to forego my rest day yesterday especially to go for a play. Only 3.5 miles, but that was first thing, so managed to find some virgin patches to leave my footprints in.

19/01/2013 at 16:33

Am I the only one who wimps out of running on icy roads? I live in the country so a mix of snow, ice, puddles and potholes.  What sort of trainers do you wear?

 

19/01/2013 at 16:42

Teresa, you're definitely not the only one: I caved in and joined a gym to run on the treadmill when it's too icy. However, I will happily run in snow. I've been wearing Adidas Kanadias for snow, which has been working well, and when I've been out in ice (mainly last year) I wore yaktrax over my road shoes.

19/01/2013 at 16:46

No Theresa, I won’t run on ice either . . . at the movement in my area (East Mids) the snow on the pavements and around the local park has not compacted too much yet, so there is still a fair amount of grip. I just run in my normal trainers, don’t have anything else anyway  . . . and more snow forecast around here tomorrow. 

19/01/2013 at 17:50

Short run with the dogs yesterday was fun. Went for a proper run up on the hill today - the open fell is brilliant in snow.  Great fun, with the snow varying from a dusting where the wind had blown it away to rather deep where it had dropped again. I went in up to my waist in a couple of places. My running mate did one descent on his bum (Oh, how I laughed!). At one point we were watching snowboarders on the hill below us. It was ok running on the lane to the first field as the snow had not been cleared and only tractors had managed to get through.

19/01/2013 at 17:59

I had a short run in the snow yesterday evening, by the light of my head torch - one lap of our parkrun course, as a risk assessment whetehr it was safe for today (I'm the ED). There were 54 runners today, which I thought was quite good given the snow and associated travel difficulties.Was going to be doing a 30-miler in the snow tomorrow (Winter Tanners) but it's been cancelled, so I'll have to see what I can organise for myself.

19/01/2013 at 18:18

20 miles for me in the snow.  Yaktrax definitely came into their own on the pavements!

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