Fresh Snow

Those first steps on fresh snow are wonderful for me.  As a runner, nothing is worse than rain.  It just soaks through everything and, unless it is over 80 degrees, you tend to freeze almost instantly.  Snow, however – just fresh snow – not the blackened and hardened old snow – fresh snow is light and there is a slight crunch when you run on it, giving you traction.  As long as you are properly layered and have your extremities heated by hats and gloves, you are fine.  It is usually quieter with fewer cars, so less to worry about.   So don’t hop on the treadmill every time – get out there and have some fun in the snow.  So you don’t run too fast – big deal – you will enjoy it more and remember it for a longer time.   Happy and safe running…..SNOW 2015

Nickolas Joannidis
Nickolas Joannidis
I have been running for over 35 years, having done practically every possible racing event or distance from the 100 meters through the marathon. I competed in varsity high school cross country and track at Saddle Brook High School in the mid-1980's, varsity cross country and track at Division II Pace University and finished well over 200 road races since then, including 20 marathons with a lifetime best of 3:14:50. I was the president of the Hoffmann LaRoche corporate running team for 7 years, growing the team from 25 to over 90 during his tenure. I coached many of these runners to achieve their goals, whether they were beginners or advanced. In 2011 I was an assistant coach for the Fair Lawn Recreation track team, helping the 10 to 14 year old group. I am currently personally coaching dozens of runners, from beginner levels to advanced levels and getting them to be prepared to meet their goals.

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