Saturday, January 25, 2014

Winter running

5 miles in the snow at dusk tonight.  My longest run since the marathon in November.

We got a few more inches of snow today, so the majority of the run was in loose, unpacked snow on top of the snow we already had earlier this week.  I was sliding all over the place the whole run.

And yet I will still take a run in tonight's conditions over running in the miserable humidity from last summer.  Running every day has really forced me to acclimate to winter running in a way I was never able to in the past.  I don't allow myself to not run because it's too cold or there's too much snow.  I just have to suck it up and get out there every single day, regardless of the conditions.

Though I fear being stoned by my fellow NJ citizens for having this view, I will say that I am absolutely loving the intense winter we've been having and hope it continues for many months to come.


  1. It's currently 41 degrees (105 Fahrenheit) here in Melbourne, Australia. I have never run in snow so I'm not sure if it would be better or worse, but I'm definitely feeling you about hating running in hot weather!

    1. Holy crap, I don't envy you. Good on ya mate if you're still getting out there.


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