W9r2 snow, snow, snow but I'm still gonna go (I think)

Yesterday the roads were very icy and slippery. It snowed more overnight and today so I hope it is less icy. I can do without snow but don't really mind it, ice is a worry though. Since I run after dark, it isn't possible to see icy patches. Don't want to be thwarted by the weather so close to graduation but not sure about this one. Have to go out shopping now. We celebrate Russian Christmas tomorrow, got into the habit when we lived there and I need some bits and bobs for that. I'll see what the lie of the land is. Fingers crossed it is runable terrain out there!

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  • You be careful! Not worth risking a fall..worth hanging on until you are sure there are runnable conditions..Fingers crossed for you anyway and Russian Christmas sounds amazing.. I am going to Google it! :)

  • We'll be attending a service for the music which is knock you dead fabulous and then it is food, food, food like Christmas everywhere I think.

  • Sounds wonderful!

  • Eek! Take it easy! Not worth risking an injury if it's really icy.

  • It was slippery where the snow had turned to mush and there are a lot of cobblestones round here which are generally good for a fall. Undecided about this. Might go out and see how I feel doing the brisk walk. If that feels dodgy, might give it a miss.

  • Wow! I'm not sure if snow will stop me if it ever appears here in England! Would love to see some photos and be careful. Julie

  • Julie, you've never seen snow here? Where are you from?

  • I have seen snow of course but since I started running, no snow as I began C25K in September and never ran before that let alone tried running in bad weather. I live in England so plenty of rain so far

  • Tell me about rain Julie.. Am going rusty, but not as much here as in the North.. Poor souls..😩

  • Bit dark for photos when I go out but I can post something tomorrow

  • Well folks I did it and it wasn't as bad as I feared. Wouldn't try running really fast in these conditions though. It is harder work for your calves since the ground is uneven and lumpy. I also found your heel gets sucked in and slides outwards a bit when you lift your foot. Sounds more dramatic than it is but it is noticably harder work for the calves.

    What was nice was how much lighter it was because the snow reflects any light and it looked quite pretty with the ice crystals shining in the glow of the streetlights. Think snow is heading your way next week, so you'll get to check out first-hand what it is like running in snow.

    Roll on Sat and my r3!!!!!!!! (So long as it is not a thunderstorm, definitely not going out in one of those.

  • In Scotland if you didn't run in the snow you'd never run! No seriously we haven't had snow for a couple of years and I go out running during daylight so it's a totally different condition. You're so close you don't want to risk injury I would try to find out if the conditions are set to stay or improve. You're at the stage where you've done all the hard work, you know you can graduate so what's a couple of days extra for safe running.

    Also, it's Christmas let your hair down.

  • Scots are famous for being hardy souls though! It's ok when the snow is packed firm or there's not too much of it. No idea how you run in deep snow though. Hope I won't be finding that out.

  • We just lift our legs higher but as a rule we don't go out if the snow comes above the bottom of the kilt line.

  • Ha ha, loving that image! I'll unleash my inner Scotswoman on Sat then :)

  • Sorry seems like my reply crossed in the ether. Congratulations and roll on graduation.

  • Try ski's

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