Wednesday, January 11, 2017

When to run in the snow, & when not to...

It's been very cold and very snowy here in Pennsylvania over the past 2 weeks! There's been single digit temps, snow, rain, ice and slush.

 My BRF and I have braved it for almost every run, but today I chose to run on the treadmill. Why? Well I think there is a time and place for pushing through the elements and a time to give in and stay inside!

Reasons to push through and run outside vs. running inside

Outside: If it's cold, but not too cold ex: I ran outside in 2 degrees. I put on layers and warmed up pretty quickly

between the 2 of us I think we wore 18 layers....
Inside: I won't run if it's 0 or less (Other people are tougher than me and still run, but I decided 0 is my no go limit)

Outside: If it's snowing! I love snow, it's so beautiful and it makes the scenery better!
It was definitely snowing...

Inside: If it's snowing and raining mixture with a lot of it accumulating on my route, I slip easily and don't like to risk it!

Outside: Raining, running in rain make me feel bad*ss, it just does. So when it rains I run

Inside: Freezing rain, ice on sidewalks and roads, again I slip easily.

Outside: Long run, easy run, & steady runs. Pace isn't too hard, More opportunities to stop or slow down if need be.
Angus, thongs, & perfect snogging is on Netflix, watch it!

Inside: Speedwork, intervals, & repeats. It's so much easier for me to stick to a harder pace if I'm not distracted or putting too much energy into being aware of my surroundings.

I actually did a really "fun" interval workout today and it turns out I still have a little speed in these legs!

Try it out!
I hope this list helps shed a little light on why I chose to run outside vs. inside and I hope you don't think I'm a wuss because of my preferences. You decide what's best for you & I'll do me! 

Tell me what you think of the interval workout!

When do you decide to run inside?

What's your favorite snack right now?
Mine is papaya!

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