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KRISTEN_SAYS
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3/8/13 10:04 P

I don't run when the roads are slick/slushy/snowy because people in my neighborhood hardly shovel, which means I'd have to run along a busy main road (with no shoulder) until I can get to another neighborhood. But also, I don't want to risk falling and potentially injuring myself. Better to be safe than sorry. I like Unident's advice - try to find a neighborhood/area where there are either sidewalks or better roads.or...take it indoors. The good thing is that spring is right around the corner! I hope.



MOTIVATED@LAST
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3/8/13 9:55 P

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3/8/13 8:12 P



UNIDENT
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3/8/13 8:02 P

You'd drive to a gym if you were using a gym membership and a treadmill. Can you drive to a nearby place where the roads are in better condition? It seems odd to drive somewhere to get out and go running - but why not? Change of scenery, better conditions, probably safer.



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3/8/13 7:09 P

If you can afford it, buy a pair of trail running sneakers. They have thicker/sturdier treads, so they'll help you negotiate the rough roads better than regular running sneakers.



PAMDAQTPI
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3/8/13 5:58 P

I get a lot of snow where I live and the plows do a horrible job of clearing it. Normally they get it cleared enough to drive but cars are aggressive about sharing the road. The sidewalks are rarely cleared and when they are they're just as bad as if they weren't cleared.

Are there any tips to deal with the uneven potentially dangerous road/sidewalk conditions (other than taking it indoors that is)? Temperature is no issue, it's the crummy running surface. I'm really worried about injury.



 
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