1. Wear earmuffs. Your ears are going to freeze otherwise ( I know this from experience!). Anything that covers ears and stays on your head is perfect. These earmuffs from Saucony are great and include a reflective logo. Earmuff bonus: Headphones stay in your ears easier with something covering them.
2. Use the thumb-holes in your shirt or wear gloves. Losing the feeling in your hand for a run is totally not worth it!
3. Lots of layers! I usually wear long leggings with a tight long sleeved shirt and running jacket. Keeps me warm enough but I don't get over heated during the run.
4. If you are new to running in the cold, like me, take it slow the first couple of times. Get used to the different breathing patterns and how the cold air hits your face. Honestly, risking your health is not worth a time/distance PR.
5. Fitsugar also reminds us to hydrate. Even though the temperatures are cooler, Fall and Winter air is significantly drier. Be sure to load up on water during the day, especially before your run, and have some handy during your run. This is something to keep in mind regardless of whether you're heading out on a run.
What tips do you swear by when running in the colder weather?