Friday, March 31, 2017

Tip Time: See and Be Seen

We've got lots of experts just around the corner to help the local HMF community be well and find just what they need to support training and race goals. We're happy to deliver useful tips from the experts at Fleet Feet West Hartford and soundRUNNNER on a regular basis to support your running needs. 

First up - See and Be Seen tips from Fleet Feet:
While the days are getting longer, many of us are still running in the dark. As fun as it may be to channel your inner running ninja and blend in with the darkness, the wise runner dresses more like a Christmas tree so they can SEE and BE SEEN.

This means bringing along a light source like a flashlight or headlamp so you can SEE those bumps in the road/sidewalk and wearing reflective gear and flashing lights so you can BE SEEN by drivers. Bright colors are helpful in low light conditions, but always make sure that your top and bottom have reflective taping or details & wear a flashing light (or three!). Even a small reflective element can produce a significant "flash" to get a driver's attention when their headlights shine on you.


Here are a few of our favorite products: 
Amphipod Xinglet (reflective vest) & Flashing LED Reflectors 
Nathan Strobe Light 
Knuckle Lights 
Reflective FlipBelt 
Nike Flash Jacket


Running stores around the country have pledged to bring attention to the issue in an effort to reduce the number of pedestrians who are killed each year because drivers didn't see them. Don't become a statistic. Switch on your run or walk and be safe.  You too dog walkers! 





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