(Trips for running in the dark can also be applied in cold weather)
Tips also found on runnersworld.com
Leave the headphones at home
Your ears may help you avoid dangers your eyes cannot see. Wet, winter conditions may weaken tree limbs causing them to fall. Hearing the crack before the fall may be the difference between avoiding a falling branch or being tackled by a dead limb.
Avoid running on the roads in snowy conditions
Drivers have a decreased ability to maneuver and stop.
Winter means fewer daylight hours
Wear bright-colored, reflective clothing or a reflective vest so you are noticeable to area traffic. For added visibility, wear a lightweight headlamp or flashing light. (See above)
Wear layers of clothing
This will help you maintain your core body temperature during the run but will keep you warm during warm-up and cool-down phases.
Wear traction devices on your shoes
If sidewalks, trails or roads have snow or ice cover, traction devices on your shoes will help prevent slipping.
If you drive to a running trail or route, leave a change of dry cloths and a blanket in the car for emergency situations.
Be aware of your surroundings and the weather conditions. Oncoming storms can quickly drop the temperature putting you at risk for frostbite or hypothermia if you are caught wearing the wrong clothes. Also, knowing where to find shelter on your route if the weather gets really bad.
Do not ignore shivering
It is an important first sign that the body is losing heat, and you may be in danger of hypothermia.
For more information on cold-weather conditions and cold-weather health concerns, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.