May be a bit bizarre looking at gloves at this time of year but I figured I might be able to pick some up reduced as it's well out of season.
I'm after some SUPER cold weather running gloves, capable of keeping my mitts warm during even the coldest of winters. I was doubling up with some cheapo Karrimor and plain woolly ones last winter but the cold was still getting in, and once it was in it was there to stay. I was getting up at 4.30am to get long runs in before work but it was taking 15 minutes to get the key in the door (!) then another 20 to fully defrost before my hand were capable of functioning correctly, and even then they were in agony as the warmth came back into them!
So can anyone suggest / recommend a pair that they've found to keep out even the coldest of conditions? I don't mind shelling out a fair bit (prob up to £40) for a pair as I know I'll get my moneys worth out of them.....
I'd imagine I'll have stuck 3:00 or thereabouts down but it was that long ago that I haven't got a clue...! Certainly wouldn't have put any slower. Any idea if they'll be the chance to amend this prediction as I wouldn't mind a bash at 2:50 on a flatter London course, and the weather would be going some to be worse than Boston last Monday too!
I was wondering the same thing Pi Man, and have a similar question for anyone in the know;
I ran 3:03 in Milan last Spring which got me the GFA place for the this years (2015) VLM. That time later also got me accepted into Boston so I deferred this years VLM place until 2016 (in favour of this years Boston) .I believe they email all deffered entrants by June 1st with a link to enter next years race?
However, I've since bettered my GFA time by running 2:55 at Boston last week. Do I need to declare this quicker time to VLM? E.G. is there any benefit to posting a quicker time in relation to your starting pen in the race? Obviously I've not knocked enough off to get onto the Championship start but I've not been in the GFA area before and therefore don't know if it has 'pens' of it's own based on time? Or is it just a more civilized version of the masses, only based further forward?
I hope that all makes sense, it's a bit of a nightmare to explain!
Weather's still looking a bit grim over there, the snow obviously actually have any effect on the race itself (unless it continues into April!) but I hope its long gone by the time we arrive, purely from a tourist point of view!
Looks like the Celtics are making a late play-off push too which could be encouraging...