Honestly, I am not a fan of running in the dark. I am lucky enough to have all the time I want to run when it is daytime and so don't have the need to be out running in the dark. But I do walk a lot at all times of the day and evening.
My biggest concern about walking in the dark is for my safety. And where I live in the city, with busy streets and lots of traffic, the main threat to my safety is the possibility of getting hit by a vehicle while crossing the street. My first rule of safety at night... BE SEEN. You have a much better chance of avoiding being hit if you are visible.
When I drive my car I often see pedestrians and cyclists who are in danger of being hit because they are not very visible, particularly in gloomy weather.
These Govivo Reflective Arm Bands have become a great tool for me. They are small and lightweight and can be tucked easily into a pocket or bag... then taken out and quickly strapped around my arms or my legs when the daylight fades.
I can really attest to how bright the reflective strips are on the bands because I had a terrible time trying to capture a photo of them! The strips were so reflective, that they ended up looking like big bursts of light on my pictures.
Flash off - very very low ambient light
I urge you to take lots of care when out at night running or walking... make sure you are wearing something bright and reflective. Carry a light and your cell phone, and be very aware of what is going on around you at all times.
You can check out these Reflective Arm Bands and other Govivo products on Amazon here.
Do you run or walk at night?
What measures do you take to stay safe?