It is marathon season and many of our patients who are training for these events are running at night when they get home or early in the morning while it is still dark outside.
Many runners are on the road alongside the morning or evening traffic and can get injured if a car does not see them at the side of the road.
There are many things a runner can do to assure visibility including reflective shirts and even lights. The NY Times just offered some great advice for those of you who want to stay safe. Check out the article below.
How Runners Can Stay Visible as the Daylight Hours Shrink
Wearing lights and reflective gear can help drivers see you when running in the dark.
By Jen A. Miller Sept. 28, 2019
Now that it’s officially fall in the United States and the hours of daylight available for running are getting shorter, you may be starting or finishing a run in the dark.
Since I care about each and every one of you and don’t want you to get hit by a car or cyclist, I hope you’re making yourself visible while on those pre-dawn or post-sunset training runs.
Time to update your gear? Here are three ways to light yourself up.
The most obvious thing to do is put lights on yourself. Headlamps will make you visible and light up the path in front of you too (and some trail races require that you have one). (Wirecutter, the product reviewing company of The New York Times, has recommendations.) You can also wear the Noxgear Tracer360 to wrap your torso in light; in the same way, Knuckle Lights wrap around your, well, knuckles.