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TOPIC:   outdoor track vs asphalt on a wet day? 


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THEEASYKILL30
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4/24/12 10:17 A

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Thanks everyone for the great comments! It wasn't so bad yesterday actually. Even though it had rained all day Sunday and Monday morning, the ground was dry by the time I had gotten home. I had once gone out right after it rained and I didn't like how slick it was. I do much prefer the trail though. It's far more scenic and I find I enjoy the run so much more when I go there over the track.

And yes, I'll make sure to stay off of chicken feathers!

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4/23/12 9:06 P

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lol Bobby! *Like*

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4/23/12 7:27 P

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we are like the postmen - rain, snow, sleet or rain, we run! get out there and enjoy, you will learn to dress by trial and error

Bobby D - Ellwood City, PA

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4/23/12 5:57 P

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emoticon CSTREAM!!!

Not sure chicken feathers will be a problem for most of us, but thank you for the chuckle!

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4/23/12 5:55 P

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Whichever is more convenient for you! Well, I will add that you're right to use caution when approaching new surfaces or conditions. I have encountered surfaces that were unexpectedly slippery when wet - I've learned not to run on ice - lol! Just go easy for the first bit to be sure you have the hang of the surface.

Enjoy those wet runs - I love running in the rain!

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4/23/12 4:18 P

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Overtime you will run over all kinds of surfaces in all kinds of weather. Many runners even run over snow and ice sometimes with the assistance of what are called yax trax and sometimes without. As Doris said, run on whatever you wish. Have a great run!

"When there's something you want fight for it. Don't give up-no matter how hopeless it seems, even when you've lost hope, cause years from now you're gonna look back and wish you gave it one more shot cause the best things in life don't come easy."

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4/23/12 3:55 P

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Easy: I run outside in all kinds of weather. I have found that pavement isn't slippery when wet. Stay off leaves, pine needles and chicken feathers as they make the surface slippery. JUst run the one you like the best.

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THEEASYKILL30
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4/23/12 2:50 P

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I searched the message boards but didn't find a topic relating to my very specific question so I'm posting here.

I just finished week 3 of SP's walk/jog 5K training program and although I'm not done with the program yet, I signed up for a 5K this Saturday (4/28) since a friend is doing the Bronx Zoo run and I figured it'd be fun. They have a family walk/run as well so I'm doing that since I'm still not 100% ready to run a full 5K.

So I'd really like to get out there and run this week. However, it's going to rain all week off and on where I live and I don't have access to a treadmill indoors. The rain has let up today so I figure I can get a run in this afternoon but I know everything will still be somewhat wet. I have two options of where I can run: the local trail that is asphalt or the high school track. Which surface is better (safer) to run on when it might be still somewhat wet? I've been doing all of my running outdoors at one of the two so I'm familiar with their surfaces when they're not wet but I'm worried it's too dangerous to go when it's wet (even if it's just a little bit).

Any advice/thoughts/etc are appreciated!

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