Help! I'm getting so frustrated with the icy conditions here but I really want to run. It is just too slippery to feel safe. How is everyone else managing it?
Here I could only run ice free with the traffic on the roads but since it is the centre of town, it isn't something I want to do, or I'd need to join a gym to use their treadmill but gyms really aren't my thing, so I'd just be using the treadmill till conditions improve here but not the other gym facilities which seems like a waste of money, unless I can join for just a month or two.
I did see some runners out today running confidently and fast on what was very slippery ground but I couldn't stop them to ask them what their secret was. One guy clanked past obviously wearing strap-on metal shoe tracks which is an option, although having looked them up they don't get good reviews wrt durability.
Others seemed to be running without tracks in regular shoes but how?! Do they have special shoes for snow and ice? I was sliding and skidding too much to run in my ASICS. I am going stir crazy without my runs and will have to resort to swimming at this rate. Usually I cycle everywhere too but can't do that at the moment either. Just watched two cyclists skid out on the ice and crash.