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Be Seen While Running at Night

Never Assume You Will Be Seen While Running at Night

Even though the amount of daylight is on the uptick this time of year, many runners that refuse to run indoors have no choice but to run while it’s dark outside. There are a number potentially dangerous situations that may arise while running in the dark, but easily the most dangerous is the fact that drivers will have a hard time seeing you.

Be Seen Running at Night

No matter what you wearing to increase the likelihood that you will be seen, the best advice I can give you is to always assume that the driver DOES NOT see you.

When we get behind the wheel, our brains have been conditioned to look for other vehicular traffic, not runners, cyclists, or other pedestrians. And since cars are undefeated in accidents involving a person, you need to do everything you can to be seen while still assuming you aren’t in order to make it home safe.

Some suggestions (with Amazon affiliate links) to help you be seen by drivers while you are running:

For most runners, myself included, skipping a run because it’s dark simply isn’t an option.

That said, I obviously want to make it home safely to my family after my run, so being safe is my top priority.

So the next time you’re out for a pre-dawn or post-dusk run, make sure to be safe by assuming drivers won’t see you so you can be sure to make it back home in one piece.

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Jason Fitzgerald, Strength Running

Why More Runners Need to Make Time for Injury Prevention


No runners want to be injured, but most of us wind up with a running related injury from time to time. While some might say that running injuries are an inevitability, there are many running coaches-myself included-that would disagree with that statement.

And my guest today disagrees as well.

Jason Fitzgerald, Strength Running

Jason Fitzgerald knows first hand how much it stinks to be injured.  Read more

Pat Mulder Went From Fat & Lazy to Just Lazy–His Words Not Mine!


Pat Mulder has completely changed his life in the past few years, and running has played a big role in that change. At an estimated 330 lbs in April of 2012, he decided to get on the treadmill and attempt to simply walk. After 20 minutes, he was finished and felt like he was going to “throw up”.

But it was a start.

Pat Mulder, Floppy Hat Photos

Pat and His Trusty Running Partner

 

Fast forward to today, and he’s in the 160-170 lb range and is currently on a run streak of over a year. Read more

Why is Laura Parson Running 3,030 Miles in 67 Days?


Ultra marathoners are crazy, at least that’s my stance. I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. I love them to death but they are fricking crazy!

And then there’s Laura Parson.

While she is an ultra marathoner, and by definition crazy, she’s also organizing and training for a cross country adventure this summer that I can’t begin to even fathom.

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Runners Share Their Running Resolutions for 2015

Fellow Runners Offer Their Running Resolutions for 2015


If you’ve been paying attention for the past few days, it’s pretty clear that I’m a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. Whether you want to call them resolutions or goals for the year, I love making big plans for myself and being able to see how much my hard work and consistent effort can accomplish over a period of weeks and months.

When I talk about my goals and plans for 2015, I hope that I’m able to inspire others to set big goals for themselves and then do whatever it takes to achieve them by the end of the year.

I’m not the only runner in the world that has goals for 2015 that are capable of inspiring action in others. I asked a number of running friends of mine to share their goals for their running this year, and I was floored by the response.

Runners Share Their Running Resolutions for 2015

Running Resolutions for 2015

I’m excited to share the running resolutions of the following individuals with you on today’s episode of the podcast, which has the feel of a group run. Read more