Thursday, November 8, 2012

The First Snow Run of the Winter Season!

Winter weather hit CT yesterday! 

What does this mean?!  Well, aside from the fact that most of the drivers in CT need to take a winter driving course, it means winter running shall begin!  Queue the wet feet, puddles, icy conditions, and lots of people looking at me like I'm crazy. 

It wasn't that bad today - 40 degrees, felt like 30 with wind chill.  The issue I'm already discovering though is that my awesome running shoes are much better for warmer weather.  The holes in the bottom that I've fallen in love with for allowing water to seep out also allow the icy cold slush water up into the shoe.  I didn't even make it to the road to start my run before my sock had started getting wet.  Ugh!

It wasn't that cold today, so I was ok.  I didn't notice the cold on my feet/toes until I stopped.  But I can see that becoming a problem at lower temperatures.


1.  Do you wear different socks in the summer and winter?
I've always worn the same socks in either season.  

2.  Have you seen the white stuff yet?

3.  Do you run as much in the winter?
Winter used to slow down my training, but this year I'm determined to work right through the cold.  

Dream.  Believe.  Achieve. 


Anonymous said...

I live in VT and I run all through the winter. The key for me is gore-tex trail shoes. The traction is much better on snow covered roads and I never feel the wet slush with gore-tex. If its cold and not snowy I wear my reg. shoes with a thicker pair of darn tough merino wool socks. Cold feet suck. Happy winter running! Lisa

Suz and Allan said...

This makes me grateful to live in the South where we probably won't get any snow.