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Race season will be here before you know it, and now is a great time to start your training for your upcoming events. Unfortunately, spring isn’t here just yet – which means it is still dark in the morning and evenings. If the treadmill isn’t your style and you’d rather run outside, be sure to protect yourself while running in the dark.
Before you lace up and head out, read some tips from Eric Hoeper, MD, Sports Medicine at NorthShore, about running in the dark:
Safety is more important than your fitness – never run in dangerous conditions. Before you go for a run tell a friend, roommate or family member so someone knows where you are and when to expect you back.
What is your best safety tip for running in the dark?