Let’s be honest.

We’re all a little scared of the dark. Especially when we’re deep inside a spooky forest.

But trail running at night can be a lot of fun. It’s a good way to mix up your routine, and a required skill to master if you’re training for a long ultramarathon — many of which run through the night.

In today’s episode I talk about the benefits of trail running in the dark, and 6 tips for doing it effectively, safely, and without wetting your pants after ever rustle in the leaves.

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Author Doug Hay is the founder of Rock Creek Runner, host of the Trail Talk podcast, and fanatical about everything trail running -- beards, plaid shirts, bruised toenails, and all. He and his wife live and run in beautiful Black Mountain, NC.

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