Was meant to be doing 12 miles Sunday so not sure how to proceed. Never run in bad snow before any tips.
I'll ignore the time and just plod on till I hit 12 miles, think I'll wear gloves for the first time too. How are you guys who need to do a long run attacking it this weekend?
Mainly by staying off the roads and revelling in it, the roads are likely to be slushy and depressing.
just go out aqnd enjoy it...don't worry about time....for my training programme i do time not distance so the weather doesn't affect it
Planning on my 12 miler in the morning up in West Yorkshire were it has put maybe a couple of inch of snow down.
Wasnt sure if I should wear my trail shoes as they obviously have better gripping soles. Anyone else done this in the past?
i always run in trail shoes when its snowy/ icy for the extra grip.....
Yes to trail shoes. Just enjoy! I was going to do 9-10 miles today but the snow was falling really thickly so I just got out there and did around 5 miles slowly and carefully. Absolutely beautiful and of course if you're worried about the workout side of it, the snow adds loads of extra resistance...
Get out there and see how you feel... it's not often you'll get to have such a magical running experience IMO
surely trail shoes have less surface area on the sole to deal with the ice?
I must say that the first time I went out on a snowy day I wore trail shoes. I went arse over tip three or four times. I subsequently found road shoes were much better for grip - although it seems a bit counter intuitive. Yak Trax and similar are brilliant on ice, although they can feel a bit awkward if you have to do any distance on pavement.
I plan to run 20 miles along riverside tracks and canal towpaths in my trail shoes on Sunday. Just done 10 miles in the snow in the dark with the snow-covered paths illuminating everything and it was really pretty, if a bit chilly.
This question is what I have been thinking. I've got 15 miles to run
Mr H thinks that missing a long run one week won't make much difference. I'm not so sure! Nessie had some good advice to get out there and see how you feel. So I'll do that.
I'm praying the snow will have cleared a bit by Sunday....
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Sevendaughters - I don't quite get where you are coming from. How come the only Vehicles that made it up my road today were the 4x4s with big knobbly tyres? On a slippery surface a large flat surface area will be lethal.
a car works differently to a human because it retains contact with the the surface where a human constantly 'strikes' the surface. Trail shoes aren't the best on icy roads, RW agrees: http://www.runnersworld.com/running-shoes/running-battles-winterize-your-shoes
Having a mini-break - was due to do 12k race on Sunday but got called off. I actually slipped and badly bruised my side this morning just walking on a pavement (more dangerous than the roads in my opinion!)... Think I will spend Sunday taking my daughter sledging - a few days off won't do anyone any harm.
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