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Running in the Snow!
We are having some seriously unusual weather over here in the UK, so I was wondering if anyone who lives with regular snow has any hints or tips on how to run in the snow without killing oneself?
I'm not so fussed about the cold as the actual snow on the ground.
Someone must have some idea to stop me sitting on this sofa eating chocolate coins and growing vastly fat ;)
Thu. Jan 7, 11:44am
You will probably need to go for a shorter run if it's snow of any depth; it's a lot more work than running without snow, and I'm always sore the next day.
Thursday, January 07, 2010, 12:03 PM
Running in the snow
I would also recommend a newer running shoe with a lot of tred on the bottom for grip just in case you hit an icy patch!
Thursday, January 07, 2010, 12:36 PM
Add some traction to your shoes
For snow running try either YakTrax or Kahtoola microspikes to cross icy patches in one piece. The microspikes cost more but are a lot sturdier. This type product is great for walking around too.
Don't know if these particular products are sold in the UK but I would bet you can find something similar.
I added a link so you can see them. Lots of companies in the US sell them. Just put in Yaktrax in the link search engine and you can see what they look like too.
Thursday, January 07, 2010, 3:49 PM
I live in Alaska and deal with snow/ice half the year. I like to run in residential neighborhoods after the plow trucks so im not trudging through feet of snow. Also wear icetracks on your shoes, they have tack like ones and coil like ones. Both fit over your shoes and add traction. If you dont have plows running frequently and they don't clear the sidewalks I suggest running with a big dog, then they can clear your path and press down some of the snow, that's what I do ;D
Thursday, January 07, 2010, 4:29 PM
Trail running shoes are like a snow tires for your car. Yaktraxs are like chains. Fresh snow is pretty easy to run in as long as its been plowed or beaten down a bit. After a few days it can get pretty icy and that is when you need to watch out!
Friday, January 08, 2010, 12:54 AM
Perhaps a pair of track shoes would help, with fairly long spikes? you could also use these spikes for crosscountry running...orienteering shoes or football shoes with studs might help too, especially if you run in car tracks with the snow packed down instead of loose.
Friday, January 08, 2010, 3:44 AM
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