10 Hacks to Help Runners

 

shower

Running Hack #1.

If you have a morning race or workout, decrease your warm up time with a hot/cold/hot shower before you go.

duct-tape

Running Hack #2.

Wrap blisters in band-aid and duct tape to avoid further injury when racing.

coffee

Running Hack #3.

Grab a cup of coffee 1/2 an hour before running to boost your workout performance.

coke-can

Running Hack #4.

If you don’t have a gel or sports drink available, you can drink a flat Coke for fuel.

Shoesinpile

Running Hack #5.

Get two pairs of running shoes and rotate them to help prevent injury.

Brady-Bunch-Grid

Running Hack #6.

Gauge ‘comfortable pace’ during training with the talk test or by singing the Brady Bunch theme song. If you can’t, you’re going too fast.

toilet_paper

Running Hack #7.

Take cash, phone, and toilet paper on runs lasting more than 90 minutes. Better to have and not need, than to need and not have.

Leave a message on the fridge

Running Hack #8.

Write down your training goal, race goal, etc. and stick it on your refrigerator. It’ll keep you accountable and remind others to support you.

vaseline

Running Hack #9.

When it rains, use lots of Vasoline all over everything that could chafe, blister, or rub. Trust me on this.

happy-running

Running Hack #10.

Run with a friend. It makes the miles easier.

Thoughts?