MapMyRun recently published a great article that any runner will love to use, especially in this cold weather!
Here’s an excerpt:
“For safety as much as anything else. It stays darker later in the morning and gets darker earlier in the evening, so you’ll want to consider running at midday or getting lights and/or reflective gear to keep you safe. (Or, reconsider option two and run inside.)
Also, no matter where you live, it’ll be colder. More on that later, but again, safety matters. (And you run, so you don’t need us to tell you how important it is to keep your feet happy.) If your part of the world is slushy, icy and/or snowy, consider treads for your shoes or swapping them for sneakers that are weather-ready. Warm socks are also a must.
You should also adjust your expectations since your body will naturally struggle in the winter, just as it would in extreme heat. By all means, set goals — just be sure to factor in the changing conditions. (That includes wind, which reminds us: It’ll feel better, in more ways than one, to start your run into the wind, so you’ll have it at your back on the second half of your journey.)”
In order to read the full article, make sure to click the link.