If you are a runner or do sports and want to go out for a run in winter, you have to be careful because it is very cold outside and there are snow and ice. To stay safe when running on snow or ice in winter, you can follow these running tips.

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Wear clothes in layers

It is very cold out there in winter. It is better if you wear clothes in two or three layers. The base layer will fit against your body. And it will pull the sweat and moisture away from your body. If it is getting very cold, you can wear two pairs of pants. If your pants have a wind resistant cover on them, it will keep the wind away and keep your legs warm.

Wear a hat, gloves, and socks

If you wear a hat and gloves, your head and hands will be warm. You can also get an ear warmer to keep your ears warm. To keep your neck warm, you can get a neck warmer. That will keep your neck and head warm and you feel fantastic in winter. Donโ€™t forget to wear thick socks. If you like, you can wear two pairs of socks.

Change your shoes

When you run, your shoes are very important. When there are snow and ice out there in winter, you have to change your shoes. You should keep your feet warm. The whole pressure is on your feet when you run. You can make some investment in running shoes in winter because it is worth it.

Shorten your stride

When you run in the snow or ice, you should shorten your stride. It would be safe to make smaller steps while running on snow or ice. Keep your weight on your feet, not just on toes. It will prevent you from slipping and falling.

Pick your route wisely

You have the option to choose your route for running. You do not want to run somewhere that is too slippery. You should pick your route wisely. It will help you to be safe when you run on snow or ice in winter.

Have fun

Whatever you do, take it easy and have fun. Yes, you can stay inside and run on a treadmill. But you will miss something. It is fun to be outside and look the amazing beauty. You will see everything is covered by snow, and everything turns into white. It is an exceptional beauty that you can only see in winter. This is an opportunity to have some fun and run.

Hope this helps you to stay safe when running on snow or ice in winter. Thank you for taking the time to read this post.

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  1. Zeus69

    Thanks for sharing this. Unfortunately never had the opportunity to run in the snow, I live in South Africa, Cape Town, we hardly get snow, if we do its 2 hrs + away from us and mainly on the high mountain ranges.
    Mark (Zeus69)

  2. el-cr

    Useful info for a runner, even though I like to run sometimes if I would be in a place with snow and ice during winter, I would probably stay at home with the hitter and jump the rope lol.