One of the big questions new runners have (myself formerly included) is what to wear to run in the cold. Once I got semi-committed to running, the last thing I wanted to do was take the winter off, or worse, sequester running into an indoor activity and chain myself to the treadmill.

Matt running in the Berkshires

Matt running in the Berkshires

Running outside in the winter is badass and can lend itself to gorgeous, scenic runs.

There is no one-trick answer to what to wear in the cold, but there are a few factors to consider: View Post

It’s not a secret that I’m scared of the dark.  (And if it was a secret, it’s not anymore.) In the winter months in New York, there is just SO MUCH DARK. According to the iPhone weather app, the sun rose at 7:13am today and will set at 4:30pm. That is way less than 12 hours of sunlight. Which brings me to the point: if you run in the winter and you have a desk job, you have to run in the dark (whether that means morning or night).

I am in a severe “I hate the treadmill” phase, so I aggregated some ways to play it safe and smart while running outside in those pre-dawn or post-sunset hours.

1.  Run with a friend. Four feet are better than two. As much as I love a solo run I feel safer when I’m not alone on a dark or isolated running path.

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