Stephen415 saidJust moved from San Francisco to Chicago, and i love running. But Im the biggest klutz in the world, how do you run when the world outside is full of ice and snow?
I lived a total of 11 years near the Canadian border, where temps were often -30 degrees F. I jogged a great deal then, and learned the following:
Ice & snow are always treacherous, even with cleats. Your rubber soles harden with the cold and lose their grippiness, making bad falls a hazard. I once smashed my eyeglasses into my face, took years for the scars to fade.
Extreme cold air does burn your trachea, at least mine. And exposed skin must be covered to avoid frostbite. You can wear lighter clothes while running, because of the body heat you're generating, but don't expose bare skin, and wear gloves and ear protection.
Your head loses a great amount of heat. Cover it when below freezing. Helps your sinuses to wear a knit cap low on your forehead.
Consider an indoor running track during the winter, and avoid all these issues. That's what I did on the worst days, and I think it gave me a better run, anyway. Except that I had to change running direction where that was permitted on alternate days, even on banked tracks, or else I started having knee problems.