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.
Finally got the courage to go out for a run (south west london). Wore my XT Wings trail shoes, pair of shorts, short sleeve top with a wind stopper jacket on top. It was a totally AWESOME run was very proud of myself
Did a total of 10.5km in 54mins. 75% of my route was snow (1-2 inches) and ice. The rest was normal pavement. Had very few issues with slipping. Decided to leave my ipod at home so I could concentrate on where I was stepping!
The ice was more 'crunchy' (like slush puppy ) than slippery which helped, it was only when crossing side road junctions where compacted ice from cars I took extra care. You can tell from the street lights where the black ice was as its more shiny and could easily dodged them.
It was a fantastic run, jacket kept me cosy and warm......only been running for just over a year, loved it!
been out a few times, as long as you avoid the icey patches where all the snow has been compressed and turned into a sheet of ice, your fine.
just managed to convince my dad to come out and do a run this afternoon. cant wait
Megaskud, I have the same thing ankles wise. I run fine on snow and ice, and have been the whole time but I find it does give my ankles a work out. It might be the little slips that happen when pushing off that over extend a little bit. Maybe its just being a bit more tense and trying not to slip. I find I concentrate much more on where my feet are going and as a result have much better form when on ice!
UFO - good tip with the tights. Will try that actually...
EH trust you
I'm going to try the tights idea (not over my head). Going for a run with Shelly on Sunday and buying a pair of fell shoes tomorrow. Ok I'll rephrase that:
I'm going to buy a pair of fell shoes tomorrow with a view to going for a run with shelly on Sunday. I'll try the tights thing just as an extra precaution. Now the thing is what colour should I go for? Or should I try the lacy ones?
I'm saying nowt.
just get a pair of these bad boys they are doing me a great job even on ice
http://gearjunkie.com/images/1425.jpg i got em from www.northernrunner.com
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