Last winter was my first winter running. I was tough. I was hardcore. I ran on some of the coldest days of the year. If it was really slippery, that might have been enough to send me to the track, but for the most part, my runs happened outside, in any weather.
This winter we bought a treadmill. I've become soft. Today, it'll be around -10c (14f) and I'm considering running on the 'mill. Wimp.
Just for fun, here's a couple pictures from a run this week. Just because you see snow doesn't mean it's that cold. I think it was around freezing (0c, 32f).
|That snow is fairly well packed, and not at all slippery. It does slow me down a bit though, as the footing is less even.|
|See, I even have my jacket unzipped, and that hat came off during the run. Practically balmy.|
|The pathway in that direction has less snow, but I actually have to be more careful. There's been some melting and refreezing, so more ice.|