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The Best Workout Gear For When It's Dark And Cold Outside

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Don't start an early-morning or late-evening sweat session without these products. (Photo: ljubaphoto via Getty Images)
Don't start an early-morning or late-evening sweat session without these products. (Photo: ljubaphoto via Getty Images)

Daylight hours are dwindling. When we roll back the clocks for Daylight Saving Time in November, the sun will set even earlier. And for many of us, this means it’ll get dark before we finish work.

This can make it feel more challenging to fit in workouts, especially if you prefer to sweat it out outdoors. Yet, with the right gear, it doesn’t mean you need to swap your favorite trail for an indoor treadmill or your bike-riding routine for a spin class.

There are two key safety rules for exercising pre-dawn or post-sunset ― see and be seen. And for all types of exercise, it’s important to invest in lighting gear and reflective apparel, said Ross Martinson, a running coach, Philadelphia Runner owner and 10-time marathoner.

“Even if you’re on a trail or stationary, you want to make bikers and other people aware of you,” Martinson said.

We asked Martinson, along with other fitness pros, to share their favorite gear for training in dusky or dark conditions. Read on to see what they recommend.

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This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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