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
I love snow running its magic. I wear my adidas kanadias, they have been brilliant. Problem is here in Cornwall there is more ice than snow so having to be very careful, hills are lethal, and much slower than my garmin would like! Beach is good, frozen wet sand is a bit like a running track. Supposed to be doing a 20 mile easy tomorrow am, (my marathon is on March 7th) so i'm on mapometer trying to find a flattish route that might have been gritted! Dont fancy off road in the dark! The nice thing is there is virtually no traffic here early morning, nobody is risking driving on our untreated roads. I like the snow but i'm looking forward to a thaw so i get back on my bike, i just dont dare cycle in this! Cant use our local leisure centre for swim or gym, its been shut cos half the staff couldnt get in!
I've been out in my Innov8 Mudclaws with ice grippers attached! Did 5.5 miles yesterday and it felt like 10!!! Think I was the only one not slipping, we've had 8" here and everyone seems to think I am mad! Never had to dodge so many pedestrians before I've been wearing sealskinz too as my feet would've got wet otherwise
I've done around 30 miles since the snow came, my feet are my only way to get around as I live on a steep hill and can't get my car out! Although I am off to try and get my mountain bike roadworthy in a min!
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