Have you noticed you run better in bad weather ?

I had a lovely lunch time 30 min run today. The snow started but the paths were clear. I was warm and panthering. Picked up another sprint award from map my run and a pb. Fabulous 5 k. One of the first runs I really enjoyed, I wasn't that tired - shame that work called me back or I would have carried on.

Hey ho. Makes up for some of the awful runs recently. - interval training is my Achilles heel, has anyone else found that ca do the sprints but not the recovery runs - is it me. Surely it should be the other way round

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  • Sounds great, I managed a lunchtime run as well today. It was cold but blue skies and winter sunshine is just lovely. I find it really helps to clear my head.

  • That is dedication running at lunch time!

    I've not done sprints yet, so I'll be keeping it in mind when I start about the recovery runs!


  • Yes, definitely! I had a great run this morning - out at 6am in the sleet, freezing cold and high winds. Managed my longest run yet - 7k in 45 minutes and I could have carried on for longer of I hadn't needed to get to work. My easiest, favourite runs are often in poor weather. Weird!

  • someone else did mention it in a post about running better in the cold weather , it is certainly "invigorating" to say the least :D I am just starting to intervals and jogging the recovery bits,was walking them and some uphill runs with jogging back down recovery .. def harder but then thats good isn't it??

  • It's a fact apparently that we run faster in colder weather. I think it was on runnersworld or some such place that I read it.

  • Sounds like a lovely run. If it's true that we run better in colder weather I'm going to have to get my skates on to get that sub 30min 5k otherwise I'll be doomed due to warm weather lol! And I definitely haven't mastered the art of interval training. My last one was the slowest run of the week!!

  • There is always one. I'm surprised that people enjoy running in our winter climate. I hate running when the weather is cold or wet. I struggle to move my legs they always seem cold. I have come back from a 30 minute run and my feet and hands are still cold. They say the hardest part of a run is putting on your shorts and leaving the house. It' s something that is compelling in the summer but i struggle to do in the winter. Bring on the sun and the heat.

  • So far (touching wood) I have not had to cancel a run due to the weather, but that might be due to the fact that I live in the South West. Don't mind the cold or a light drizzle as I soon warm up. Think it will be more of a problem if we get a summer this year!

  • Yep I agree Andy, I don't mind at all running in the cold weather or rain.

    The only thing that has stopped me ( apart from my dodgy hip) is the ice . Cant flippin ' stand it . Grrr

    I never thought I would hear myself say this but last summer was a bit of a no -no for me . I couldn't run in the heat , it was just too hot and I felt like all my energy had been sucked out of me . Yes , I know I am a bit of a drama queen Ha ha :-)

    Roll on Spring though, it will be nice to have lighter mornings and evenings xxx

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