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Nov 9th, 2013, 00:28 AM  
Befit
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For the runners in training !:)

was reading a article with good safety reminders specially now we are getting in colder weather and getting darker outside

1. Always tell someone where you're going and when you expect to arrive home.
Make sure that at least one competent person is aware of your plans. If you don't arrive as expected, they'll recognize that you're missing and know where to look for you.

2. Always wear reflective gear when running after dark.
Due to the decrease in daylight hours, it's more likely that you'll be running in the dark during the winter. Make sure you wear light-colored, reflective clothing so that you can easily be seen by oncoming vehicles.

3. Run short loops.
When it's cold outside, consider running multiple laps of a short course, rather than one longer loop. This ensures that you'll never be far from home in the event of an emergency. Running a short course also ensures that you won't be heading into bad weather for an extended period of time, which, aside from being extremely unpleasant, can significantly lower your body temperature.

4. Be careful rounding corners.
At least once a year I manage to fall flat on my face after stepping on an icy surface. The biggest risk occurs when you try to change direction with ice underfoot. Make sure you go very slowly when turning corners and be very careful on icy surfaces. Don't worry about losing fitness by running a bit slower; the main goal is to get through the run without pulling a muscle or injuring yourself in a fall.

5. Carry your cell phone, identification and some cash with you for an emergency.
If you run into a major problem, make sure you have your cell phone handy and enough cash to get you home if necessary. This is good advice for any run, at any time of year. Sometimes unavoidable circumstances can leave you stranded and you definitely do not want to find yourself out in the cold, unable to run, and several miles from home without help.

The main message is this: Running in cold weather requires some planning and some sensible precautions. Once these are taken care of, your runs will be safer, more comfortable and more enjoyable.


Happy Running
 
 
Nov 9th, 2013, 11:39 AM  
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Fab advice thanks Hun! I need to remember to take my phone with me in the dark, I usually leave it at home cos I don't have pockets and everything goes in my bra
 
Nov 9th, 2013, 12:29 PM  
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Great advice!
 
 
Nov 9th, 2013, 15:19 PM  
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They need to come up with a device of a tiny peppers spray bottle that will stick on the iPhone so in case someone try to mess up with us yu can spray the person and run the hell out !
 
 
Nov 9th, 2013, 17:02 PM  
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They need to come up with a device of a tiny peppers spray bottle that will stick on the iPhone so in case someone try to mess up with us you can spray the person and run the hell out !
That's actually not a bad idea! I will invent it, take it to market, and I will cut you in on the deal. Sound like a plan? We'll be millionaires in no time!

Great tips though folks. Also, I would say be careful of wandering dogs in the neighborhood. We had a lady here who got attacked while walking her dog by some pit bulls. If you don't run with a dog, I think you'll be fine.
 
 
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