Incase it has escaped your notice it’s now well and truly winter, and no matter the weather that means winter running. I get a lot of people telling me that I am crazy when they find out I am still running this time of year, but when you have a race coming up you don’t really have a choice, and besides with today’s high quality running kit it makes it a lot easier to get out the door.
It has been raining a lot here the past few weeks, but my upcoming ultra means I’ve had no choice but to get out running as I’ve had to get the miles in, and I’ve spent a lot of time cleaning off mud and drying out shoes.
Today we’ve even had snow and I was finding it difficult to get out the door, but a day of rubbish weather turned out to be a truly great day of running, it felt great to be out running with Hannah again and having fun, we even managed to find some new single tracks in our local woods. My Inov8 Race Ultra jacket done a superb job of keeping me dry and reasonably warm, I was a bit worried it would be like running in a bin liner and would be too hot but this wasn’t the case.
I’m hoping that the weather has improved for the Waterway 30 next weekend, 31 miles is a long way in the snow, and this will be my first race where a survival blanket is part of the mandatory kit, eeekkkk! Apart from the possibility of bad weather I’m really looking forward to attempting another ultra, I haven’t been training us much as I would have liked but I’m feeling good about the race, and all of the aid stations are vegan!!
Do you get out running in the winter? What is your favourite kit to keep you warm and dry?