>Gears and Wears>Crampons for running shoes?
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
I've found you can actually run on ice or packed snow a lot better than you can walk on it. I think it's becuase your feet pretty much stay below your center of mass when running as opposed to walking. You need to slow down and not worry about pace on the messy days, but you can manage. The bigger problem for me is not slipping and falling but stepping on a chunk of ice or snow and rolling an ankle. And crampons won't help with that.
Here's what I was talkin bout:
Never tried 'em and you'll have to get over that they're called "Joggers."
Last Saturday I had a couple of "oh shit" moments during my run (just slowly mincing along, too--and my abs and lower back were pretty sore for the next 24 hours from all the extra effort staying balanced).
Roads were made for journeys...
Just think of it as a bonus "core" workout...
If ye like the nut, crack it.
It's all relative. I have friends from Buffalo who lived in MA & they would always crack up how quickly schools get cancelled because of a few inches of snow around here but, I had another buddy from CA who would freak out anytime we'd get a little bit of sleet.
If the Ice Joggers or Yak Traxx only last a season, so what? It beats being stuck inside.