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May seem a stupid question but can you run in snow in normal trainers? Am very much a novice runner and 3 days into my marathon training and really don't want to miss the opportunity to go out......
I could possibly go to the gym and run on the treadmill but would prefer not to if possible as am trying to keep to running outdoors at the moment
Angel I always run in the snow in my normal trainers - hasn't done them (or me!) any harm yet!
Angel14 wrote (see)
May seem a stupid question but can you run in snow in normal trainers? Am very much a novice runner and 3 days into my marathon training and really don't want to miss the opportunity to go out...... I could possibly go to the gym and run on the treadmill but would prefer not to if possible as am trying to keep to running outdoors at the moment
I THINK that snow is made from water...which I believe is a bit like rain?
Depends how deep it is! I went out this morning about 5.30 and it was lovely snow only about three inches deep though- and dry feet when I got home.
You can stop your feet from getting wet by running really gently so that your feet don't sink into the snow.
i know this is even a sillier question but dont your feet get really wet!
Not as daft a question as it first appears. If the snow's soft and fluffy (rather than slushy) you'll hardly notice it. In last year's snowy deluge I went over the park in my cross country spikes (getting some strange looks from the snowball throwers and sledders...) and my feet felt perfectly comfortable running through the snow... until I crossed a road and stepped in a very cold puddle! Eurgh!
Thanks everyone! I think I am going to brave it later and have a go - I can always turn back again if it is too slippery or horrible and can always just have a walk. Really don't want to get injured as I need every day's training I can get if I am to run the marathon!
And shall wear my oldest trainers so if they get ruined it won't matter. Have fun everyone!
to stop yor feet from getting wet.
Put on a very thin pair of socks. Cover these with plastic bags, the thin ones you put fruit in at the supermarket.
Put another pair of socks on top and off you go.
Angel14, don't forget to wear shorts or you will, if where I live is anything to go by, look very out of place.
For some strange reason, all those runners who have been wearing tracksters and tights for months have suddenly donned shorts
Hippy, I read that as you should put fruit from the supermarket into the thin socks, but somehow I think that's a whole nutha thread topic..
Artie Fufkin, Polymer Records wrote (see)
Yesterday the snow was really bad here and came a fair distance up my wellies as I walked to work, as yesterday was not my timetabled running day I wasn't too concerned. Overnight, the snowing has stopped but it appears that the existing snow has frozen over really badly and the ice that has formed is horrific! I had planned on a nice gentle 5miles as I too am training for a first marathon, but I feel that I may end up doing myself more harm than good so instead am using the Wii fit jogging!!! Not sure if this counts but at least I'm trying! I am not ruling out venturing out later on but as it stands tomorrow is looking favourable!