10 Hacks to Help Runners
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.
Running Hack #2.
Wrap blisters in band-aid and duct tape to avoid further injury when racing.
Running Hack #3.
Grab a cup of coffee 1/2 an hour before running to boost your workout performance.
Running Hack #4.
If you don’t have a gel or sports drink available, you can drink a flat Coke for fuel.
Running Hack #5.
Get two pairs of running shoes and rotate them to help prevent injury.
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.
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.
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.
Running Hack #9.
When it rains, use lots of Vasoline all over everything that could chafe, blister, or rub. Trust me on this.
Running Hack #10.
Run with a friend. It makes the miles easier.