If you relished the opportunity that the light evenings of summer lent to a post-work run.... then chances are you’ll now be struggling with how unappealing the same prospect is, particularly after a long day in the office.
It’s dark. It’s cold. And the worst bit, heading out in the dark and wet can sometimes feel a bit unsafe.
With most running attire doing little to help us stand out in the dark, it’s no wonder evening runs are so easy to talk ourselves out of.
It’s a habit that doesn’t necessarily need to fall by the wayside, however, as a few tweaks to your fitness wardrobe are often enough to adapt your routine to the winter months.
Make sure to wear bright colors, preferably with reflective material or tape so that you stand out as you run. It also pays to run against the flow of traffic so you can see cars approaching, and be prepared to manoeuvre if necessary. Avoiding wearing headphones, so you are more aware of your surroundings, is also a good idea if you are planning on running at night.
Click here for more tips on running safety at night.