Wednesday, January 9, 2013

How to Have a Safe Run

There have been tragic cases of runners stricken by heat stroke, or being hit by vehicles during the run and while any of these can be quite dreaded, they are however preventable. 
running with half - marathon with complete running gears

Running requires basic safety measures. When you run, make sure that you have your hydration pack including a camelpack  or waist bottle water, some energy bars or gels. The amount of your hydration and energy boost shall depend on the distance and quality of your runs. For instance, a small bottle of water or none may be safe if you are in for a short run or joining a fun run where reliable water stations are present at strategic intervals.

However, if you run in dawn or in the evening, make sure that you  have your blinkers on, and in reflectorized apparel. Staying in the opposite direction of the road will make approaching vehicles be more cautious with you running.

More importantly, never run at the speed or distance beyond 10% increase or doing both as you may feel more sore or stiff after the run. Plus, be more careful with your heart rate. Depending on your age, you should know your limits.

Be safe!



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