As the beautiful weather is rolling in (finally), a lot of runners are hitting the streets. Who wants to run on a treadmill when the warm sun is shining…?!
Here’s a quick tip for you to thinking about when running outside. If you are not using a sidewalk, run against traffic. You should never be running with your back towards oncoming drivers.
Think of it this way: if they aren’t paying attention and start to vier to the side of the road, at least you’ll see the car coming and can avoid a bad situation. If you’re back is turned, especially when wearing headphones (loud music), you will have no idea they are coming right at you.
Avoid dangerous situations. Let them see you and make sure you can see them! Also, always wear reflective clothing if starting your run in the evening as the sun is setting (or early in the morning). Most of the streets in Hamilton are very dark, especially outside the village.