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Posts: 1,746 2/5/14 9:07 P
Yes, screw shoes work well if the ice is smooth. But ...
I once did a race on a trail where it had snowed a week earlier. People had walked the trail during the week leaving footstep-sized holes in the snow. A few days before the race, the weather warmed up enough to turn everything to slush and then cooled down turning the course into an icy-minefield where every step could mean slipping into a hole and having your ankle turned. First race I'd ever done where many people dropped out in the first mile! Some of the most competitive runners just said it was not worth the risk of a sprain.
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Fitness Minutes: (10,188) Posts: 44 2/5/14 8:57 P
I got a taste of the slush factor on the one (!!) day this winter that it warmed up enough to melt some snow and ice. I would have to agree with your opinion there. Yuck. However, I made some screw shoes for the ice, and I LOVE them.
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Posts: 1,746 2/5/14 6:36 P
Enjoy running in the snow now because later when it turns to slush (or ice), running in it sucks. :-P
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Fitness Minutes: (65,769) Posts: 9,732 2/2/14 5:33 P
I enjoy running with snow in the air; not so much with snow on the ground. About a week ago, I got my first pair of trail shoes. They've greatly improved the quality of my running with snow on the ground, though I think I'll always prefer clear pavement.
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Posts: 222 2/2/14 3:11 P
Running in the snow is magical! I love being the first set of tracks in perfect, glittery snow first thing in the morning.
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Fitness Minutes: (9,432) Posts: 709 2/2/14 7:43 A
Running during a snowfall, that sounds wonderful.
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Posts: 259 2/2/14 3:49 A
I started up again yesterday. It has been snowing in Copenhagen, Denmark this week so it was a beautiful run along the beach. We just moved here from the city and I am finding new paths in the amazing nature here. For some reason running in the cold is a big motivating factor for me when getting back into the habit of running. I need new shoes, though. My feet got a little wet!
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Posts: 538 2/1/14 11:46 P
Such a sublime thing to do. Hey l look at my picture.
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Posts: 316 2/1/14 9:09 P
I love running when it's snowing! I did a big group run on NYD when it was snowing pretty hard, and it was the best run this winter.
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Posts: 38 2/1/14 8:30 P
Very good! Way to go!!! I love running in the snow: excellent workout and it reminds you a bit of the exuberance of playing in the snow as a child.
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