Beginner's Question re Winter Running

Beginner's Question re Winter Running

Post by Amy Ch » Mon, 07 Dec 1992 00:00:25


Hello rec.runners,

I am a relatively new runner that has been running regularly since
last Spring.  I would like to keep up my running, but would rather
not run 7 miles on a 1/8 mile indoor track (just my preference!)
-- I'd like to continue to run outdoors when possible.  

My question is, will I have any problems just using the shoes I
normally use during the non-winter months, or should I consider
investing in shoes with more "traction"?  Are there shoes
made especially for running in the snow?

Thanks for any advice you can give me,

--
   ,_~O

(*)/'(*)

 
 
 

Beginner's Question re Winter Running

Post by Bo » Mon, 07 Dec 1992 20:01:53

| My question is, will I have any problems just using the shoes I
| normally use during the non-winter months, or should I consider
| investing in shoes with more "traction"?  Are there shoes
| made especially for running in the snow?

  Regular running shoes have surprisingly good traction on ice.
  I've never had any problem running with them in the winter (often
  at night) on solid ice.  I don't know if it's the shoes or the
  fact that I'm running and coming down harder with my feet, but
  I can easily run on stuff that I have trouble walking on with
  cleated boots.

  I suggest at least giving it a try.

  (Also, my feet stay amazingly warm with just regular socks on.)
  ==

  Bob                                      Seattle, Washington