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Spring Running Tip: Safety First

Now that the days are warmer and longer, it's a great time to take your runs outdoors. Be sure to always keep your safety in mind when running this Spring, especially when you're running alongside vehicles. Check out a few tips for running on the street or sidewalk:

  • Run with a buddy.
  • If you'll be running alone, make sure someone else knows that you're running along with your route and estimated duration.
  • If possible, try to run in familiar areas without a lot of vehicle traffic.
  • Wear sunscreen.
  • Before crossing streets in front of cars, make sure it's fully stopped and make eye contact with the driver to ensure they see you.

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ROSITALUVSWILL ROSITALUVSWILL 9 years
Thanks for the tips. I run along a very busy street by my house (18-wheelers galore!)so I'm careful not to get mowed down!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Great and smart tips!
kia kia 9 years
What about running with identification and an in case of emergency contact if you are on long runs? You can buy tags pre-made for your shoelace base so you don't have to carry that stuff in your pocket.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I can't stress enough that you NEED to watch for cars when you are out running because most people don't watch out for you. Once when I was out running, I ran in front of a car that was waiting to exit a drive thru. She totally didn't see me and decided to pull out into the street just as I was moving in front of her. She ran over my foot and I LUCKILY escaped without getting hurt too badly. So yeah, always watch for cars!
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