Yesterday the snow was really bad here and came a fair distance up my wellies as I walked to work, as yesterday was not my timetabled running day I wasn't too concerned. Overnight, the snowing has stopped but it appears that the existing snow has frozen over really badly and the ice that has formed is horrific! I had planned on a nice gentle 5miles as I too am training for a first marathon, but I feel that I may end up doing myself more harm than good so instead am using the Wii fit jogging!!! Not sure if this counts but at least I'm trying! I am not ruling out venturing out later on but as it stands tomorrow is looking favourable!
dont finish work till 6pm each night and its pitch black up in the hill !!!!! really not looking forward to it
Didn't make it out in the snow - like Mrs Gump I am worried about getting injured as i need every day's training I can get. And it's snowing hard outside.....maybe tomorrow morning if not too icy.
I'm also going to be doing some jogging on the wii fit and a bit of boxing - better than nothing...
Did 3miles this morning and then 3 back this evening.
Lots of fun, got a lot of comments on my way home tonight but mostly nice ones, and no snowballs thrown at me which was a surprise.
Great as the snow cushions the impact!
(oh yeah I wore tights without shorts over the top)
First proper snow run today...was debating whether or not to go for ages, but finally plucked up the courage to do it and was SO glad! It was amazing; the snow was so soft, not slippy at all; just had to watch out when crossing roads and for cars taking pleasure in splashing me..! Was quite slow going but it was nice to feel under pressure time wise - I'm sure I got extra training from the snow anyway! The air was so lovely and cool and the pavements and fields were so clear as everyone was inside avoiding the cold!
Very glad I got a run outside in today as tomorrow is bound to be an ice skating rink everywhere - off to the dreadmill for me...
Snowballs thrown at me: one
Half frozen hidden streams stepped in: one, 4 times!
Runners seen: none
"Are you crazy or plain insane"/ disbelieving faces: too many to count...
I went out for a run early this morning in the park near my flat... the snow was fresh, fluffy and ankle deep, and there was hardly anyone around so it was deathly quiet and still. Beautiful.
As for clothing, I'm a total wuss when it comes to the cold - I wore running tights with joggers over the top, two long-sleeved tops and gloves!
In my earlier advice about running in the snow and keeping your feet dry I did forget to mention shoes so I will start again.
A thin pair of socks, cover these with plastic bags, thin ones the kind of thing you put fruit and veg in.
Another pair of socks on top of this.
A pair of shoes, I prefer my fell shoes in the snow and ice and have had no problems.
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