4.     Traction is important: You also have to make sure you have proper footing in the icy conditions. Easy to install (and remove without damage to your shoes) products like ICESPIKE or similar products will keep you from slipping and sliding and can even be worn when you cross over to bare sidewalks, if you are lucky enough to find any.

5.     Slow down: Unless you have clear roads and good footing, do not worry about how fast you are running. With uneven footing, more clothing on than usual and more impediments abound, this is not the time to be setting PRs. This is the time to continue working on your base and simply keep the body moving.

All in all, the running doesn’t have to stop just because running water has. Bundle up and spring will be here soon!