NYC Half 37 Days Away! Training?

10:48 AM KyannaSimone 2 Comments

One of the reasons I hate NYC in the wintertime is the snow and ice on the ground. Why? Because I find it so hard to train for upcoming races in these type of circumstances. Since NYC was hit with our first snowstorm last week, it has been difficult to head out and run because of the ice on the ground.

And sure, I can run on the treadmill for hours, but that’s boring and quite actually that’s also difficult for me to run so many miles on the treadmill. On my Asics training plan I was supposed to complete a couple of long runs and short runs last week, but the snowstorm set me back.

So, I’m trying to find a way to make it up this weekend, the problem is there is still ice on the ground and the last thing I want to do is slip and fall. Any suggestions?

Right now I’ve been doing a lot of cross training. Yoga and strength training to be exact, but I want to run! I do see more flexibility in my movement in my legs and arms, but is thing going to be enough to help me run 13.1 miles? The United Airlines Half (NYC Half) is 37 days away and I know I am not ready to PR, I know I can run the distance though.

What should I do? Should I stick with my training and just run the miles on the treadmill or should I focus more on cross training and whatever happens, happens?

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  1. I don't envy anyone training for a marathon or half marathon right now...although mine is coming up in April.

    Have you tried Central Park? It's the one place where the roads aren't covered in ice. Or Mile High Run Club?

  2. Which Half Marathon do you have in April? I also have one in April!

    And I haven't tried Central Park, I'm sure all of the ice is cleared up over there so I should give that a try. And I have heard about Mile High Run Club and have yet to check them out, so that's something I want to do ASAP.