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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
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!
I'm about to head out for my second 18+ miler in this year's snow. Just take it steady and remember to take lots of fluids/isotonic gels - you dehydrate quickly in this weather.
Don't worry about a target pace/time and enjoy it!
We have had snow and ice on the ground here for a whole month,no days with no ice on paths.
Can't run on roads as the snow ploughs have chucked snow onto verges and its like running in the middle of the road as no kerbs.
The ice underneath is hazardous and working in an emergency department that had had record admissions with trauma patients I am not risking 6wks in plaster and a DVT for a run .I am demented by not running so I have gone spinning for an hour to vent of my pent up fustration,
Am too demented by not running! Just started Marathon training about 10 days ago and the whole thing has gone belly up. I live in Brighton and the pavements are just soo icy. Can't decide whether to brave it or not. Husband says better not to risk injury and wait for the thaw (but, hey he's not a runner and doesn't really understand.....). Apparently another 20cm expected tonight also!! Anyone else from Brighton out there?
Camilla, hey, im not from Brighton but a friend is who is training for a marathon also. Where she lives she says its pretty much suicide to run without spikes; although she does like to exaggerate things sometimes (fingers crossed she doesnt go on this forum!). I would say it's better to just wait rather than to risk a sprained ankle or something.
If your getting another 20cm though maybe you should try tomorrow with the fresh snow covering the ice. Just try a short run round the estate or something to test your footing before going for a proper run.
Well, I am now officially bored of the snow.
Been lucky so far with the snow compacted down, forming a hard, solid, grippy surface where I live. However, I notice that "the thaw" has started (its gone above freezing for the 1st time). Which sounds good, but of course this is the end of the solid snow and the begining of the ice as the melted snow refreezes overnight.
Still, there is hope, I am being sent away with work next week. Anyone in Exeter and know what the conditions are like there?
Reckon you could be right. Had thought that probably running in fresh snow probably better even if it's just a short one. It's just so frustrating as am panicking about my fitness as also have a half (Sussex Beacon) on Feb 21st. Getting the long runs in just seems impossible at the moment....
Managed to get to Boxercise yesterday - just had to do SOMETHING!!!!
bought myself a pair of trail shoes yesterday, and went out for an easy 10-miler down the canal here along to a local country park
absolutely LOVED it! - can't believe i waited this long to get myself out there in the snow - i wasn't going to chance it until i had something better to wear than my road shoes and these trail shoes are fantastic
bring on more snow so i can go out in it again