So how you gonna do your long sunday run in the snow all you marathon runners?

21 to 40 of 67 messages
19/01/2013 at 11:52

Am I the only idiot who heard it would snow and thought 'ooh, that'll be fun to run in' without also thinking 'oh dear, I'd better get some full-length leggings'?  I hate running in jeans.

19/01/2013 at 13:51

Decided to forget running and settled for hard fast walk still exercised but felt safer perhaps thats my age telling me to be sensible still time to run before London and cover miles needed to get round safely. Happy running to others

seren nos    pirate
19/01/2013 at 14:36

daisyjess run in shorts.i did ... no on earth can you run in jeans

19/01/2013 at 14:43
Can anyone suggest best trail shoes for compacted snow and icy pavements?
19/01/2013 at 15:16

Anniesophie - Yaktrax or similar ...unbelievably good for snow and ice. (and no, I don't work for them or sell them). Whether walking or running. Read the size guide and buy smaller than larger if in doubt - so they are a tight fit on the shoe.

19/01/2013 at 15:20
anniesophie wrote (see)
Can anyone suggest best trail shoes for compacted snow and icy pavements?

Sure can Annie.. Inov8s Oroc 280s are very rapid over snowy/icy conditions..

Been out in mine earlier and running along an icy road at 7min/mile pace was easy, have to say it feels strange having this much grip on an icy road!!!

19/01/2013 at 21:14

Try a treadmill

19/01/2013 at 21:42

we'll hopefuly get our for a run tomorow

19/01/2013 at 21:49

How do you manage Mick with Phil's chair? 

I am in the east coast of England near Clacton, we must be the only place inthe UK that have had nothing!!!!

19/01/2013 at 21:54


that depends on how bad it is, and were we go - if i'm at all unsure we simply dont do it

20/01/2013 at 00:37

Had great fun on my long run this morning - mainly off-road with a few farm tracks etc thrown in. I wore my Asics Fuji Attacks, shorts over thermal underwear and a short sleeve top over a long sleeve top. Loved it. First couple of km was a challenge getting used to it but after that it was the same as any other run really. Just take the plunge,

20/01/2013 at 08:38

I went out for a 10 mile LSR yesterday - glad I went then rather then wait for today as snowing heavily at the moment. Really enjoyed the first 8 miles but the last 2 were really hard work, felt like I was running in sand!

Wore my trails and thermal tights and top but still got extremely cold and suffered for it for the rest of the day - so wrap up warm.

20/01/2013 at 09:27
Went out on trail yesterday. Good covering of snow but apart from really steep hills my adidas kanadia's gripped well.
20/01/2013 at 11:44
Lisa123, I've just done 8.5 miles and I agree the first 6 miles were fine, but the last 2.5 were a real pain, feet didn't want to go in the right direction !!

Plus it was snowing and was permanently going in my face, getting heavier and heavier. But now I'm home, showered and changed into warm comfy clothes I feel "great" and glad I got out there !!!

Got some very "strange"looks from non- runners. Although fellow runners were very friendly today, lots of waves & smiles !!
20/01/2013 at 14:56

Just done 11 miles and my husband did 17! We both found it very hard work, neither of us have trail shoes, but the fresh snow has meant that it's not slippery at the moment. We're both glad we went out, i agree - once you're home and showered and warm, it's definitely worth it! I'd potentially suggest taking sunglasses out with you though as i found the glare from the snow a bit blinding!! 


20/01/2013 at 16:17

I went out and ran my 15 miles today. It was snowing lightly and some of the snow on the ground was slushy. Rather hard going, but not bad.

20/01/2013 at 16:25
I did 18m this I the only one who absolutely loves running in the snow? Even if it is a little slippery....its magic!
21/01/2013 at 08:49

My trails had a lot of ice with a layer of week-old snow gradually coarsening over the top, which gives a better grip than bare ice or fluffy new snow. When the snow was new I wore through the rubber on a pair of Yaktrax on the previous Sunday's outing. This Sunday the correct tools were Icebug Heros and I clocked up 26.6 km.


21/01/2013 at 10:37

Roland, thanks for the tip re trail shoes.Needed a new pair, just clinched a deal for the Orocs on Amazon for 44 quid

21/01/2013 at 10:43
Snow running is great for the legs as you have to lift them higher and work a bit more. 16 miles yesterday in 4 inch snow and 9.5 this morning in 10 inches. And a bonus knowing that some of your competitors will be giving it a miss spurs you on even more. Looking forward to london
21 to 40 of 67 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW competitions

RW Forums