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Running in the dark/doubling up on runs?
FairyNuff posted a topic in Running TipsI'm on Week 4 of C25K now and really getting into the swing of it - I try and spread my runs throughout the week after work, then do an extra run at the weekend, usually involving plenty of uphill, so I know I'm ready for the next week before I move on. However, it is getting dark earlier and earlier in the evenings now, and is barely light in the mornings before work, and I know that in a week or so it will be properly dark before I leave for work and before I get back. As a female runner safety is my priority so I am looking for suggestions on keeping safe whilst out running. I already tell people when I'm going, my route and when I'll be back, and carry a panic alarm. I also wear a flashing LED band and reflective clothing so traffic can see me. What else can I do to keep safe when running during the week? Failing that I would have to limit myself to running at the weekend - which means fitting three runs into two days - is this a good idea? Would I be risking injury, or slowing my progress? All suggestions gratefully received!