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!
surfcat wrote (see)
can you get snow chains for a bike then?!!!!
Yeah its very difficult to run at your normal pace in snow without breaking your neck! I've just backed right off the pace so that i can get some training done without risking injury thus defeating the point of training.
Must admit quite good fun in the snow tho
Did 8 miles today mostly on the beach where no snow/ice. My legs ache more than normal! Good stamina trainging with a strong NE wind ( on the east coast.
Just got back from 8 miles. Found the going very hard when on the paths, Managed to do about 6 miles on the roads which were a lot easier but had to keep stopping to let the traffic past.
Still, its good to get out and about. Was getting some funny looks though
Out of interest, how much snow do you all have?
We've got 4 inches or so but it's really icy in places.
Haven't ventured out for a run yet as I'd rather treadmill & continue training than risk an inury.
Oooohhh another snow thread! Great! I've been out a few times to run in snow and it was very good fun. MInd you I had my trail shoes on and I am running slower and not so far. But I suppose you have to take what conditions you get. Fab cross country run last night with head torch on, so quiet!
Hey Katb, how you doing?
ive been running faster times on my circuit that i do. think its because im trying to get warmer, hehe.
i dont actually want to go quicker, trying to stay within my zones.
Let us know how it goes ! Anyone watch the Great Edinburgh International Cross Country womens run? Great stuff !
LadyBee wrote (see)
Got 18 miles planned tomorrow in the snow in the south east! Bit nervous about it. Gonna do it in 2 loops just in case it all goes wrong. Nice to read others have been out though, helps the confidence!
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