I'm not a particularly great runner.
I'm slow. I sometimes have ankle problems. I am greatly uncomfortable in 60-degree weather. I'm not sure if it's because I'm originally a Floridian, but even the slightest nippy weather makes my nose hurt, which affects my breathing and ends up giving me a temporary headache.
Still, I try to get out there until it's too cold. You won't catch me running once it has snowed. (I don't understand how you don't slip. I slip walking.) I have found some useful tips to make my running slightly better:
- I wear material that will wick sweat away, and that won't end up too damp.
- I try not to dress too warm. I know I'll warm up eventually, so I'll just be chillier at the beginning. I read that a good rule of thumb is to dress as if it's 20 degrees warmer.
- I cover my head, especially my ears.
- I try to cover my mouth, so I am breathing warm air.
These aren't as detailed as what other websites offer when it comes to cold-weather running, but for me the goal is to run in temperatures 50-degree weather, which is definitely not too extreme. It's just been difficult to get over my issues, so I am hoping to push it a little bit each year.