Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Be Seen: Tips For Running in the Dark

With the fall season in full swing and winter fast approaching, many runners will need to make the shift to running in the dark. Whether you choose to run early morning or late evening, here are some essential tips for running in the dark. BE VISIBLE It’s difficult for drivers to see runners in the dark, so don’t make it harder on them by wearing dark clothing. Make sure to wear bright colors, preferably with reflective material or tape so that you stand out as you run. OPEN YOUR EYES No matter how many precautions you take to keep yourself Continue reading

5 Ways to Go From 5K to 10K

You’ve pinned on the race number, attached the chip to your shoes, munched on the finish line snacks, and reveled in the accomplishment of crossing the finish line at your first 5K race. You’re not a veteran racer yet, but you finally know what comes with the road-racing territory. Now it’s time to set your sights on a bigger goal: Your first 10K race. A 10K race may sound daunting. But you’ve done the prep work, so going from 5K to 10K should be a breeze. “This isn’t a difficult jump at all,” says Jennifer Gill, a Road Runners Club Continue reading

Running Rules of the Road

Leave word. Tell somebody or leave a note at home about where you plan to go and how long you plan to be out. That way your loved ones will know to come look for you if needed. Identify yourself. Run with proper ID, and carry a cell phone with emergency contacts taped to its back. Pretend you’re invisible. Don’t assume a driver sees you. In fact, imagine that a driver can’t see you, and behave accordingly. Face traffic. It’s easier to see, and react to, oncoming cars. And cars will see you more clearly too. Make room. If traffic Continue reading

Tips For The Novice Runner

New to running? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! I never ran in my life prior to joining the Air Force then all of a sudden I had to run 2 miles in an allotted amount of time. Going from zero to two miles seemed exhausting but looking back I can tell you it’s not so bad! I thought I couldn’t do it myself and never, ever, ever imagined I’d EVER run a marathon. So, here are some tips because I was once in your shoes! 1. Do a little at a time! You need to get your body Continue reading

Running Rules of Thumb

Here are a few rules of the road. When you’re out running remember these simple tips. If you see a porta-potty with no line, use it. Even if you don’t need to. If you have to ask yourself, Does this driver see me? The answer is NO. If you have to ask yourself, Are these shorts too short? The answer is YES. 1 glazed doughnut = 2 miles You  rarely regret the runs you do; you almost always regret the runs you skip. Not everyone who looks really fast is, and not everyone who looks slow really is. Nobody has ever watched Chariots of Continue reading