I have loved the warm summer but as I trained and graduated for C25k in the winter, I have fond memories of crisp winter runs and some sloshy mud slipping runs too. Bought myself a couple of head tubes today and had fun trying different ways of wearing it. Some were more attractive than others. At one stage, think I resembled a olive from Off the Buses! Never mind, I will feel cosy and warm when the temperatures drop. Anyone else hankering for winter?
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I'm not really looking forward to it We get a lot of ice and snow around here for a couple of months and the Park is treacherous to even walk around. The pathways along the streets are also very slippery and usually blocked with ploughed snow from the roads. The gyms indoor track is laughable - would ahve to run it thirty times or something to rack up a mile and there is always horrible canned music and walkers dawdling all over the track I might have to resort to treadmills, I dunno
JJ is right. You can run on ice and snow. Little slip on spikes work for completely icy conditions, but usually I just run in my regular shoes, slower and with smaller steps. And I usually buy a new pair of shoes for the fall so they have new grips. I haven't fallen yet, but I fall lots walking every winter. A running friend swears the extra speed keeps you upright. I encourage you to try it before buying a gym pass.
really interesting reading these post I started c25k in May and now built up to 10k one of my main concerns is how do I keep this up during the winter months. Normally I love the cold but most of the runs I di are on country lanes. I would be interested in how the more seasoned runners adjust during the winter months
It's very easy to overdress in winter. You shouldn't be warm on your warm-up walk or its going to be a very hot run. Good wool socks, a windproof shell and an appropriate hat are essential. The hat can be just ear covers, a toque or for the coldest days a face covering Balaklava. That combined with a thin long sleeved top will take me to -20.
I think I like Spring and Autumn best . Spring because everything starts bursting into life and Autumn just has a lovely feel to the air and a lot cooler
Don't like it when its hot and muggy , and I don't run in ice and snow, but much prefer the Winter temperatures as I get too hot when running anyway xxx
I ran in ice and snow, but very carefully with Yaktrax things on my feet (or the Bettaware equivalent) Being seen is important. Most run jackets, shoes and tights come with reflective strips etc on them. You can get flashing arm bands cheap enough from the pound shop. A running torch is a must if you're running in the dark. I love mine! Teafairy recommended it - Lenser one which cost about £18. There are plenty of threads here about winter running gear
One of the joys of running for me is being in touch with the changing seasons. I'm not really a hot weather person but I've enjoyed running early morning in the summer and will miss it. At the moment I'm running around sunrise and have seen some beautiful pink skies. I do enjoy running on cool crisp days but am dreading snow and ice in winter!! However hot it gets in summer I can still run if I get up early enough but I'm not risking injury falling on ice.
I often run in the dark. Most people have to go out in the dark at some point, so running in it is no different. As long as you can see and be seen ☺
I ran onto the trail recently on an evening run but it got too dark to see where I was going so I headed back to the road. I was surprised at how quickly it went dark. Silly me!
I might treat myself to a real wool running top this winter