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b-lansing

Wolfeboro, NH
Joined: 18 Dec 2004
Posts: 10

Sleet & freezing rain!!! Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 6:40 am 

Last night I was sitting around deciding whether or not to go out and run ( I was playing the "I'll go out in 20 minutes" game) Anyway, while thinking about it, I noticed a noise coming from outside. Upon investigating said noise, I saw it had suddenly started sleeting & freezing rain. Right then I thought, this is the new you, get your butt out there and run! So I pulled on my running clothes and headed out the door past my amazed family. Once I was outside, I overruled my final objection of "it's too slippery" by going back in and strapping Yaktrax on my shoes and heading out again. I must say, that was the best run I've had so far! I could barely contain my grin as ran through the elements. :) For the first time, I felt like a "real runner." The Yaktrax performed wonderfully and I had a ball!! I can't wait to go out again and brave the elements.

Betsy


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Pretender
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
Kansas, OK
Joined: 14 Dec 2004
Posts: 100

Re: Sleet & freezing rain!!! Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:01 am 

Woo-hoo! That's some dedication. You should have a great '05.

But where do I learn more about "Yaktrax"? :o)


b-lansing

Wolfeboro, NH
Joined: 18 Dec 2004
Posts: 10

Re: Sleet & freezing rain!!! Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:27 am 

You can go to Yaktrax.com to find out more. I was wearing the "pro"

Betsy


Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: Sleet & freezing rain!!! Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 9:05 am 

Wow, I thought my Sunday run in the cold driving rain was hardcore, but yours definitely tops that! You are crazy!!! I can just imagine the aghast looks on the faces of your family as you headed out the door... ;-)

Rustyboy

LA, CA
Joined: 14 Dec 2004
Posts: 225

Re: Sleet & freezing rain!!! Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:29 am 

Ran an hour and a half in the Sierra Nevadas yesterday wearing Yaktrax for the first time, and I felt indestructable! Cars flying off the streets, trucks stalled out in snowdrifts, and there I went, bouncing along past them all, glued to the road.

I might start wearing them everywhere: Work, out to dinner, in the shower...


Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: Sleet & freezing rain!!! Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 6:34 pm 

How do the Yaktrax work on paved sections that are clear of snow and ice? Do they get in the way?

Of course there probably weren't many clear sections in the Sierras this weekend, 9 feet of snow and all...


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