It’s that time of the year. Its getting dark before your day is done, well at least before my day is done. Well I guess that means I have to run in the dark.
For me probably the most important thing about running when its dark is being seen and of course seeing at night. Well, I guess you could flip flop them but they are both important.
To be visible at night I try to wear something that is reflective and easily visible. I have a sweet Nightlife Jacket from Brooks and an awesome New Balance running vest that in addition to being reflective also has glow in the dark strips on it…. SWEET!! The real benefit of these jackets or vests is that cars and bikes see you on the road or sidewalk.
Anyway, I really don’t mind running at night I am just aware that I need to be more cautious when I am. Usually I run a bit slower when it is dark. One reason is I am crossing a lot of streets and am watching for cars and when there are not a lot of cars around I am watching out for animals popping out. Either way I just like to be aware of what is going on around me.