I went out for a 6 mile run at 5:15am this morning, we got slammed with about 16″ of snow yesterday, this was my first snow/ice run of the year. The temp was 19 degrees, I wore my Vibram sprints without socks (I have no room in my sprints to wear socks). Five fingers are very slippery on ice and snow, the roads were 95% covered in both. Running on this kind of surface is tricky, it’s a good test on your running form.
Running on dry snow is much better than hitting parts of the road that is wet and slushy, once I got my Vibrams wet it’s pretty much over in the comfort zone. By mile 4 my toes were definitely freezing and some numbness was starting to settling in. Overall it was a solid run, much better being outside than inside on a dreadmill.