Whether you’re training for a race this fall or just enjoying a run outside, consider these precautions to stay safe.
- Stay alert and aware of your surroundings. As the Road Runners Club of America points out, the more aware you are, the less vulnerable you are. Making sure you’re properly hydrated before and during a run can help you stay alert.
- Don’t wear headphones. As much as you enjoy listening to music, the RCAA and Runner’s World recommend not wearing headphones so you can use your hearing to be aware of your surroundings.
- Use the sidewalk or the shoulder. In Ohio, it’s the law: (1) where a sidewalk is provided and “its use is practicable,” it’s unlawful for any pedestrian to walk