Good morning Brendan,
I wore my new reflective vest today while running. It is still dark when I head out for my morning runs. I try to wear bright clothing and some of my running clothes have reflective material in it. I don’t know how well it works because I do a lot of directing traffic than I should while running.
My wife was getting a little nervous with me running while it is dark out and was afraid I might get hit by a car not being able to see me. So, she gave me a reflective vest. When I took it out of the package it looked small and a little “School Crossing Guard” like, but I put it on anyway. It seemed to work well. I noticed cars moving to their left sooner and with less surprise.
I didn’t have a planned route today. I just knew I needed at least 6 miles. I ran a route that I was familiar with and added another mile or so on to it. I ran with a moderate pace trying not to push it too much. It’s early in the training and my muscles are not used to the increased miles and the cold. I’m trying to have an injury free season for once.
Hope you had a good day at school. I think tomorrow will definitely be a snow day for you.
RM: 6.5 (Gardner St)