Subscribe to RSS Feed

Running on snow: the gear, the technique, the slipping over

Feb 2nd, 2017 by

Going off-piste in a ski resort ends in a stern lesson not to underestimate the environment – and that’s after seeking expert advice

If you live in a snowy part of the world, you probably already have a solution for running in the stuff. But for those of us who live in regions such as the south of England, where snow flurries are rare, it can be a little intimidating when we do find ourselves faced with a trundle across the lovely white blanket. Will I slip and fall? Will it be too hard, like running on sand? Should I just take the day off? Or the week off (depending on where you live)? Or stick to the gritted roads?

Some of you may be already filing this under #firstworldproblems, especially if I admit that I personally encountered this dilemma while on a skiing holiday in Katschberg, Austria. The lovely Falkensteiner resort where I stayed had a running machine in the gym, sure, but wouldn’t it be more fun and exciting to get out into the mountains. Did the snow really need to stop me?

Continue reading…

Be Sociable, Share!