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Running in the dark

Posted Nov 30 2008 12:21pm
Okay, now I feel better. Earlier today I was feeling frustrated so I figured a run would help work some of that frustration out of the system. And it did.

By the time I headed out tonight it was close to 5:30 and totally dark outside. I knew it would be chilly so I donned the full length tights, two longsleeve shirts, gloves and fleece headband. My cold weather running wardrobe is a bit limited - note to self: buy more warm upper layers!

Anyhow, as mentioned, it was also totally dark. I've got a few flashing lights - one that I wear on the back and one that I wear on the front - but I was noticing tonight that an actual headlight or lamp would be extremely useful. If anyone has any suggestions for lights/lamps etc. I'd be happy to hear them. I'm not sure what type of light is the most useful and practical.

As I was running around tonight I also realized just how peaceful it can be to run in the dark. There's something kind of comforting about being the only one out on a dark road, especially when you have a lot on your mind. I really needed tonight's run and was glad that I could just slip away unnoticed in the dark.

Anyways, here's the details:
  • Total distance: 5.51 km
  • Total time: 32:30:64
  • Average pace: 5:53/km

I'm not sure if it was the cold weather or the sour mood, but something had me going a bit faster than usual tonight. Whatever the reason - I'll take it!

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