Sure, you gained an extra hour of sleep this weekend. The downer is that it's now pitch-black by the time you get out of work. If you're a runner, and have no intentions of succumbing to the "dreadmill" all winter, it's time to adjust to working out in the dark.
Lucky for you, we asked Bennett Grimes, associate product line manager at Brooks Running, for tips on what to look for, and how to wear reflective apparel and accessories.
“It is not just about visibility, it is about recognition,” says Grimes. “The location of the retroreflectivity on five key motion zones signal to the brain that the wearer is human, versus a traffic cone. The five key motion zones include the knees, hips, elbows, shoulders and wrists.”
With these tips in mind, we’ve round up nine essential pieces of gear so you can light the night no matter how dark and daring your running route gets.
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