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10/5/15 10:01 P

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Here is a website that maybe of some use

www.noxgear.com/tracer360

Edited by: TXHRT4U at: 10/5/2015 (22:02)
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9/30/15 11:11 P

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Thanks for all the advice. I'll get some lights and try them out :)

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9/29/15 1:33 P

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I live in Alaska, so in the dead of winter we only have like three hours of daylight per day. Needless to say, I run in the dark a lot! I always, always wear a headlamp. Get a good bright one, too. I also have reflective bands that I wear on both ankles, and blinking snap bracelets that I wear on both wrists. I basically look like a Christmas tree, but I've never been hit by a car! Because it's often very cold here, reflective clothing is not always feasible, so I try to add blinky lights basically wherever I can clip one.

Oh, also, I don't know if you have snow or ice where you live, but a pair of running cleats is a must! I have a pair that just slips over my running shoes. They add a ton of grip and almost no bulk. I've never slipped and fallen on ice or snow! These are the ones I use:

http://www.amazon.com/Due-North-Everyday
-Traction-X-Large/dp/B00DBR632I/ref=lp
_5160160011_1_11?s=outdoor-recreation&
ie=UTF8&qid=1443548080&sr=1-11

Our bears are sleeping in the winter so I only run with bear spray in the summer months. However, because I live in rural Alaska and work in law enforcement, lots of people hate me and I'm a pretty common sight on the roads. I run with a small knife on a chain around my wrist. Maybe it sounds paranoid and crazy, but my husband only lets me run outside if I promise to come home safely.

Edited by: AIMLESS_AM at: 9/29/2015 (13:36)
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9/29/15 7:26 A

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I run in the dark all the time. Typically it's because I don't have time until 9:30 or so at night, but it's also because I hate running in the heat and it's cooler at night. One unexpected benefit is that there are far fewer neighbors out and about so I don't feel as self-conscious.

I always wear a headlamp. I put on a baseball cap with a ponytail through the opening in the back. The lamp rests on the brim and the strap goes under my ponytail. That really cuts down on slipping and bouncing of the headlamp as I run.

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9/29/15 4:49 A

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I've thought about this, too, especially with the daylight hours getting shorter. Thanks for the tips! I've never heard of bear spray! emoticon

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9/29/15 1:28 A

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Hi!!

Awesome that you have been running outdoors, isn't it so much better to run when you have things to look at? I don't run in the dark, but have done relays where I needed to, so being safe is the most important. We had to wear a headlamp when running in the dark, and honestly, it is likely the most important thing if you are on busy roads. Definitely wear reflective clothing. Depending on where you live, you may have to deal with animals (in my neighbourhood we deal with bears, mountain lions, etc,), so may need to carry other things (bear spray, a whistle etc). Definitely carry your phone just in case.

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9/28/15 11:24 P

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Just joined... Yay! I've been running almost two years, but I just recently started running outdoors. I would like to do it exclusively, but that would mean it would be early morning, very dark, and kind of scary (for me). Does anyone run in the dark? Do you have any tips?

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