Or how about pre-dawn runners? I can really use your advice on safety gear. I am an early evening runner. I’ve tried the “get up early to get in my workout” thing and it just is not me. DO I wish it was? Hell yea! Life would be so much easier.
This past summer, my running endurance has improved immensely! So, I want to continue to run after work during the week once it starts getting dark. I really do not want to lose all that I have gained in the past few months. Usually in the past, I would run (in fair weather) spring through fall. Once the sun started setting earlier, I would leave work a little early to get to the park because I was “chasing the sun”. I will eventually need to take it to the streets since the parks all close at dusk. I do not have a treadmill and buying one is not an option right now. Gym membership? Forgetaboutit! I just cancelled the one I hardly ever used.
For Christmas last year, my husband got me this LED safety light from New Balance.
It has three red lights that has 2 modes, still or flashing. I have yet to use it.
I know some of you have head lamps. I get headaches easily so I was thinking that’s not the way to go. Do any of you use knuckle lights or something similar?
What do you do to make yourself seen?
Have you ever run into any night critters? That freaks me out a little too…. maybe that fear will make me a faster runner! HaHa!
Do you have any other night running tips?
I would love to hear your thoughts!