So . . . it's mid-February.
What does that mean for your outdoor running? If you live in Iowa, you might get some unseasonable warm weather, but it most likely means there is a good chance there is still snow on the ground.
Christine Luff writes about tips for running in the snow for www.about.com. Have you tried Yaktrax? What about putting screws in your shoes? Or running in trail shoes?
These are just a few ways to make your running experience in the snow more productive.