Essentials for any CT Shoreline Run
Winter Running Checklist
Trail Running vs Road Running
Ventilation galore, great colors, and I can do speed work AND long distance running in these puppies. These are my go-to shoes. I have even run a few trails in them with NO problem. If I don’t know the terrain I’m going to be running on…and most times even if I do…I bring these. The “staple” of my running shoes.
And maybe…separate compartments for sweaty clothes and clean clothes. Toss in your extra socks, chap stick, sun screen, extra ANYTHING. When you can easily see all your gear and know that it’s accessible you can relax and get the good nerves going as you head to the start line.
Essential for my sanity! I think there are two types of runners – zen runners…and then the rest of us. I personally want to know exactly how far I went…how fast I went and how many calories I burned! I like to keep a record of my training – however, I don’t want to always be timing and calculating, etc. Takes up too much time! I ran for about a year without a watch – my life changed the day I purchased one. It can be as simple as putting the watch on, pressing a button and running or as complex as setting it to race friends virtually across the world! The possibilities are endless – and you’ll never wonder how far you went…or do another pace calculation again! I have mine charged and ready to go EVERYDAY. I never run without it – even on my “zen run days”!
Being an athlete can be very unpredictable. “I saw 4 deer this morning!”. “It down poured at mile 4 of my 9 mile run…it was SUNNY when I left!” “I stepped wrong on a pinecone and I think I broke a bone in my foot…I can’t get home!” “I am dehydrated and passed out on the side of the road…” “I just got hit by a driver who was texting and didn’t see me…” Get my drift? You never know what you'll encounter out on a run. If wearing identification could be the easiest way to have your family contacted when you are in need…you’d do it right?! It IS that easy. Register your demographics and run on!
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