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Tough running conditions

Tough running conditions

I was planning on a 7K run last night, but the streets hadn’t been cleared properly and it was like running in soft sand, so I managed only 4K at a very slow pace. I had also forgotten that I’d need to be extra alert about snow ploughs, so running in the dark without my contacts wasn’t a good idea. There was one plough out there that seemed to think that he had right of way on the sidewalk and decided to drive right at me, even though I had nowhere to go. 😡

I tried another run this morning. Luckily the sidewalk had been mostly cleared, but it was still pretty hard going. I think my legs were tired from last night’s “fun”.

It’s still an improvement on the ice that has led to parkrun being cancelled the last two times. I hope it goes ahead tomorrow.

So come to Oslo, where the winter running is exciting!

- By the way, my beanie was the prize from my marathon 2 weeks ago.

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Fabulous pics, I love that beanie and well done that looks and sounds really tough :)

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Well done! Look like very hard work (not good about the snow ploughs). I admire your dedication.

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Treacherous indeed! My legs are tired just looking at the pics 😂. Always an adventure.

I love the beanie, a great colour!

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Good on you for getting out! Folks don’t look out for us pedestrians! I had a van reverse at me and the dog yesters and we were next to a children’s play area 🙄. Even with running lights on you have to be so careful which is why I usually leave music at home when running the roads

You have to run so much slower in those circs but that’s no bad thing 🙂👍

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How right you are! I was running with earbuds initially, but came to my sense, and put them away.

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Yep, senses working overtime! 🙂

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I now know that soft slushy snow running is just no fun, so I feel your pain C3PO. At least your jacket and beanie are quite bright for the snowplows to see you better! Of course that is no help when the plow driver is actually trying to plow you over. I hope you shook your fist at him.

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I said on Decker's post how much I admire you runners who carry on in such conditions! I know that otherwise you would only run for 9 months of the year but still, respect!

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Thanks! Even though climate change is making our winters warmer, up here in the north they’re still rally dark for 3-4 months. The dark months used to really depress me, so a few years ago I realized that I had to find a way to turn them into something positive. I’m so glad that I’ve managed to do so.

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Great job for getting out there despite the conditions. Can't believe that snow plough driver! I'm amazed that you went out and tried again the following morning. My legs would be tired even without the snow! Well done! 👍

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I so admire your dedication.

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you are AMAZING going out running in that Cristina! big kudos coming your way from the Isle of Wight :)

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Frustrating session today. We had a snowfall of about 50 cm on Tuesday, but luckily the snow ploughs cleared enough for me to manage a long run on Wednesday. Today the same roads were in worse condition - not sure how that could happen, and the other main road I decided to try had not been cleared at all. At times I had to run on that fairly busy road, and while I was waiting to safely get into the road, a car decided to try to back into me - despite clearly seeing me. Do I have a bullseye on me?

So I managed 7K today, but probably half of it had to be done at a walk. Some of it probably qualifies as strength training, as I had to a bit of climbing here and there up and down snowbanks.

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