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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.
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!!
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.
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.
Roland, thanks for the tip re trail shoes.Needed a new pair, just clinched a deal for the Orocs on Amazon for 44 quid
Shildonrunner wrote (see)
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
Why does it spur you on more knowing that other people running London might not be out running in this weather ?
But why are you so interested in other people's times, are you planning on winning the race ?
And as you say, not everyone has the choice/option of getting out at the moment so I think you're being a bit harsh by saying that that would spur you on even more.
You should focus on your own training and not worry about how other people are getting on.
Maybe Shildons a compettive runner and has a bit of passion for racing - a bit of a rarerity on here.
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
Isn't everyone interested in other people's times and how they measure up in a race. Otherwise why publish results? Shildon R was just putting a positive spin on getting out in the snow.
Do you also agree with ShildonR that other people who cant get out to train at the moment spurs you on ?
Shildon - you're right, I'm not a club runner but I am as competitive as the next man/woman. Are you now saying that your comment was only a bit of banter aimed at some of your club running mates ?
Well, my opinion is that if your comment was aimed at everyone in general who couldnt get out, then that was a harsh thing to say.
If your comment was only banter with your mates, which you didnt clarify, then I do understand that and thats fine. In that respect I am no different to you and many others.
My original comment was based on your original comment which appeared to be aimed at everyone.
Lou - I have managed to get out a few times thankfully, despite the weather. I just disagree with appearing to take satisfaction over someone elses misfortune (a bit dramatic there I know). So, apologies to Shildon if my comments have come over in such a negative way
Didn't Seb Coe train on Christmas Day because he knew Ovett would? Any advantage however slim was taken.
Calm down, calm down! hahaha!!
Why is it such a big deal? The bloke went out for a run and saw it as getting an edge on those who didn't. That's his opinion. I can't see why that's offensive? Good for him if that's what floats his boat. I went out for no other reason than I fancied a run in the snow, good times. No need to argue chaps. We are all part of "the Running Community" or so I've read.
I think most people aim to improve as a Runner and if you Run regularly you tend to improve whether you aim to or not!!
Never ran in the Snow before and towards the end of my long run I started to feel a bit "leggy" and just more tired than usual. I was out on Friday as well for shorter session in a blizzard!! that was fun. A bit mental but fun.
Sussex Runner -If I wear hat when I'm running it gives me a Zitty head and I never get Zits otherwise so I never bother with one!!! So I too "take my hat off".
Getting a train to Clacton seems like a plan. A mountain biker friend suggested Walsh PBs. I opted for the treadmill yesterday at my local gym (N16, London) which has some outside so at least we had the cold breeze and a little snow falling on the machines Otherwise, running in football socks under Ron Hill trousers helps to keep muscles warm. Don't forget to keep hydrated - you still need it.
If you're following a programme and 'miss' a run or two, you can't continue as if you had done this run so important to keep up the training.
Agree with Shildon that continuing to run in spite of snow does give you competitive edge - which is not the same as pointing and laughing at our snow-bound running comrades.
How am I going to do my long Sunday run in the rain???
I hate running in the rain
Hope the temperature drops then, Kathy! Running in falling snow is much nicer. Myself I'm looking forward to taking an hour's flexitime this afternoon so I can get in a decent run in the sunshine, -17C
Where on earth are you, Steve?
Ah, Norway! How do you manage?