The days are getting shorter. If you’re a runner, this is the time of year to make a big decision. Will you keep running outside in the dark? Head indoors to the treadmill? Or hang up your shoes until the spring?
I think running is most enjoyable when you can keep moving throughout the year and are not confined to the treadmill. With that in mind, here are my tips for making running outside a little easier between sunset and sunrise.
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4 Tips for Running in the Dark
If you don’t have a headlamp, it’s time to add this to your list. It’s a game changer for running in the dark. While you can carry a flashlight, running is more comfortable without having to carry something extra. It won’t alter your stride and it will illuminate your path even better than most flashlights. There are even styles that have rear-facing lights for extra visibility!
Look for a model that is made for running, as they are typically lighter and tested for that purpose. Expect to pay between $15-30 for a good brand, unless you can find one on sale. A small price to pay for gear that will be with you for years!