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5 RUNNING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS YOU MIGHT NOT BE TAKING (BUT SHOULD BE) July 06, 2017 08:00

Safety Tips for Runners/Walkers

 When you go for a walk or a jog, do you take these safety precautions? 

1. Wear an ID

It's very important to have some form of identification, such as an emergency wristband. That way if anything were to happen, your essential information would be readily available.

2. Tell Someone Where You're Going

Be sure to tell a trusted family member or friend the route you will be walking/jogging and your expected return time. If you have a GPS watch with live tracking, don't make that info public, but send it to a close friend or family member.

3. Wear Reflective Gear in Low-Light Conditions

Make it very easy for others (especially drivers) to see you, even if it's during the day.

4. Fuel During Runs Longer than 45 Minutes

On longer runs, don't allow your body to deplete. Fuel with energy gels or other electrolyte replenishers.

5. Plan for Water Stops

Make a route that passes water fountains, or carry water with you to prevent dehydration.

 

Where to Get Equipped?

Look no further than your local running store!

 St. Pete Running Company

6989 22nd Ave N, St. Pete, FL 33710

727-800-5043

Mon-Fri: 10AM - 7PM

Sat: 10AM - 6PM

Sun: 12PM - 5PM

 

 

Blogger Bria is a customer service manager at St. Pete Running Company.


THE ONE THING EVERY RUNNER SHOULD BE WEARING April 14, 2015 15:30

What do you wear while you run?

If someone asked you what you wear while you run, walk, and/or jog, what would you say?

Common answers would be something like:

  • Running shoes

  • Socks

  • Breathable and fast-drying top

  • Comfortable shorts or pants

Some additional items might be:

  • Hat

  • Phone

  • Water bottle

  • Watch

  • Headband

There's one very important item that hasn't yet been listed:

  • IDENTIFICATION

 

Road ID is the ONE THING every runner should be wearing

CLICK THE BANNER TO PLACE YOUR ORDER

 

Road ID is a Kentucky based company created by a father and son team. They believe that active people should wear ID as part of their gear when participating in outdoor activities. St. Pete Running Company agrees.

When you are out for a run or a bike ride, you might not expect anything to go wrong. However, unexpected accidents happen. We want to help you be prepared for anything.

The Road ID is a durable, rugged, athletic, fashionable line of identification gear. They provide various forms of ID and encourage active people who participate in outdoor activities to wear ID and not take the chance of being unidentified in the event of an accident. It is far better to wear ID and never need it than to need ID and not have it.

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This Thursday at 7:30 PM, St. Pete Running Company is hosting a RunSafer Clinic with Todd Williams. Cost is $10. This one hour session will teach you safety techniques and tips to help protect yourself in a dangerous situation.

One of the ways to add to safety to your running routine is to wear a Road ID. Don't leave home without it.

 

 

Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a customer service manager.