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    Running On Black Ice

    Post by Jacked Fibraz on Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:01 pm

    So i attempted my 50 minute easy run about 5 minutes ago... and it didn't go so well. Crying or Very sad The moment i step out of my door, i see that the entire side walk is covered with black ice.... i almost fell down 3 times just trying to walk out of my front door. So i take about 5 strides on the sidewalk and see that it is impossible to run on. I was slipping like crazy and couldn't even stand up without falling over since the black ice basically covered everything!! So i decide to run on the grass part of the sidewalk, where the people shovel their snow onto which is 2 to 3 feet deep... and.... the "snow" isn't really even snow anymore since it crunches and cracks like its frozen... . I run on the grass part of the sidewalk for about 30 seconds before i start thinking that i should just stop because i have to lift my legs incredibly high just to get over the 2 feet of frozen snow... i turn back and start walking back home after no more than a minute of running....


    So... what should i do guys??? Its kind of impossible to run outside... Is going to a gym and using a threadmill my only option?? BTW the snow wasn't too bad a few days ago... there was a snow storm and there was 3 feet of fresh snow then it melted... and froze overnight.... and now the sidewalks are covered with black ice....
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    Re: Running On Black Ice

    Post by runner_dude on Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:16 pm

    run on the street.
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    Re: Running On Black Ice

    Post by runner_dude on Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:16 pm

    Next question please.
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    Re: Running On Black Ice

    Post by yoby92 on Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:37 pm

    Plan A: Fly (just got done watching Hackcock)

    Plan B: Ice Skates

    Plan C: Rocket Skates (with or without boosters)

    Plan E: Hit the gym weight lifting
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    Re: Running On Black Ice

    Post by runlikethawind on Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:30 pm

    run on the side of the road, most people driving will be understanding and move over, and if not challenge them to a fight, beat them up, and continue on your run
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    Re: Running On Black Ice

    Post by Wgrt on Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:31 pm

    go look at the running with knives thread, the pictures have all the gear you will need...
    not much choice, do what everyone else said, cross train, swim, tredmill, etc

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    Re: Running On Black Ice

    Post by Through_the_Pain on Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:19 am

    I had the same prob except it was only about 1ft of the crunchy snow(it made the whole in my shoe bigger)

    I kept up the run but i eventually got to a park that they shoveled
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    Re: Running On Black Ice

    Post by alex-likes-running on Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:39 am

    wuts the difference between black ice and normal ice?
    i've never lived in a place where it snowed :S

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    Post by Jacked Fibraz on Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:04 am

    alex-likes-running wrote:wuts the difference between black ice and normal ice?
    i've never lived in a place where it snowed :S

    Black ice is frozen ice that doesn't have many air bubbles trapped inside, making it transparent. it takes the colour of the surface its frozen on so you basically can't see it which is why they call it "black" ice, but its actually not black. You can tell that there is black ice on the ground if the sun is shining on it which causes that area covered with the ice to have a wet appearance which is caused by the sun light reflecting off of it Very Happy horse run

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    Post by hxc on Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:08 pm

    hit the backstreets and run on the side of the roads

    stop heelstriking
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    Re: Running On Black Ice

    Post by AudienceOfOne on Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:41 pm

    hxc wrote:hit the backstreets and run on the side of the roads

    stop heelstriking
    Yea, because ice isn't slippery when you run on your toes...


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    Re: Running On Black Ice

    Post by Just Because on Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:11 pm

    hxc wrote:hit the backstreets and run on the side of the roads

    stop heelstriking

    The backstreets wouldn't be plowed

    +1 to what Miler said
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    Post by Running With Scissors on Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:52 pm

    Runner_dude- +1
    yoby92- Remember A, B, C, D, E. I know it's quite tricky.
    runlikethawind- Let me know how that works out for you.
    miler- haha yeah


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    Re: Running On Black Ice

    Post by yoby92 on Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:08 pm

    smack
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    Post by AudienceOfOne on Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:46 pm

    Running With Scissors wrote:
    yoby92- Remember A, B, C, D, E. I know it's quite tricky.
    haha i didn't even catch that.


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    Post by alex-likes-running on Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:51 am

    Running With Scissors wrote:
    yoby92- Remember A, B, C, D, E. I know it's quite tricky.
    hahahahhahahha


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