3. Choose The Right Route
“Always chose a route that’s traveled by cars [and run the route] during the day to familiarize yourself with the road surface,” explained Hollie Kenney, an Austin-based triathlon coach. “Look for breaks or steps in the street you could potentially trip on, low tree limbs you could easily run into or glass in the road, etc. Avoid roads without a shoulder, always keep your eyes on oncoming cars, and [run on the sidewalk] if there is one.”
The sidewalk may be harder on your joints, but in the dark it is a far safer option for staying out of a driver’s way.