We're getting some snow in my neck of the woods today and this morning I had a fun, snow-filled run with my running team. Some of the runners had never run in the snow before, but they were pleasantly surprised at how much fun it was.
If you're a little apprehensive about running when there's snow on the ground, try some of these tips for running on snow:
Use ice grippers. Yaktrax Ice Grippers offer traction and confidence for winter running. They slip right over your running shoes, without adding any weight. The spikeless coils provide a solid, predictable grip so you don't slip or slide.
Try snowshoeing. Mix things up and try a different type of workout with a pair of snowshoes. If you can run, you can snowshoe. Many places that rent skiis also rent snowshoes, so you can try them out and see if you like snowshoeing before making an investment.
Put screws on your running shoes for traction. Running & Jogging Forum member Allen has a great solution for running on the snow or ice. He secures hex-head screws on the soles of a pair of running shoes. Check out his YouTube video on how to make your own ice/snow running shoes.
Get a pair of trail running shoes. If you do a lot of snow running, you may want to think about buying trail running shoes, which are somewhat water-proof and will give you a little more traction in the snow.