Wednesday, October 31, 2007

TIPS - Be prepared to Fall Back

The clocks are about to change for the annual Fall Back to winter time so it's important this week to consider what it might be like for your runs after the change.

For those of you currently running just before the sun comes up, you'll have the advantage of light (at least for a couple of weeks) but more importantly, those of you who run in the evening will find that your usual running time is suddenly much darker.

If you don't already have them, now is the time to buy some reflective clothing and think about lighting yourself up. Most good running stores carry both red and white lights for runners to attach to themselves. A blinking red light to attach to the back of your hat is a great idea. It will get you noticed by motorists especially as you cross side roads.

If you live in an area where you have to run in the road always run facing the oncoming traffic. If you see a driver not moving over to pass you, you have the option to jump into the ditch on the side of the road which is much better than them hitting you from behind and leaving your body in that same ditch!

Most importantly, just use common sense and be safe out there as you pound the pavement.

No comments: