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Spring Running Tips
I wrote this about ten days ago or so….sorry it didn’t get posted till now!
What a glorious day it was today. For the first time this year I went running without my running jacket! Clad in my new running shorts and the electric blue short sleeve running shirt I bought just after Christmas, I headed out for what I knew was going to be a good run. I had finished listening to the book “Sea Glass” by Anita Shreve so I took along my mp3 player loaded with my running songs. I was listening to Melissa Etheridge’s “Breakdown” -one of my favorite CD’s to run to.
So after my beautiful sunny day run it occurred to me that I could share some spring running tips I have found useful over the years.
So off we go…
Spring Running Tips number one: No-Sweat Sunscreen
You might think about putting on some sun block before heading out in your running shorts and short-sleeved running shirt or tank top. Having run in running tights or running pants all winter, exposing much more skin to the sun can cause some discomfort the next day. But make sure you don’t put regular sun block on your forehead. You will be sorry when you start to sweat! You don’t want it burning your eyes while you’re trying to get a good run in. Believe me, I know! You can get one of the no-sweat sun blocks that won’t burn your eyes. Click Here Now to check out Coppertone’s no-sweat sun blocks
Spring Running Tips number two: Check the weather.
If there is a chance it might rain…or snow, make sure you bring your running jacket just in case. I always bring along a snack size Ziploc plastic bag with a rubber band around it, too. If it starts to rain I slip my cell phone into it and secure it with the rubber band. It clips right back into the belt clip…albeit a much tighter fit.
Spring Running Tips number 3: New pair of running shoes.
If you have been running outdoors all winter, your running shoes have probably seen better days. And don’t you want to look good when you put on your new spring running clothes? Seriously though, your running shoes wear out faster after being worn in the snow and slush. They lose their form and don’t fit properly anymore, exposing you to all sorts of unnecessary foot and leg pain.
Spring Running Tips number 4: Leave the running songs.
If you normally go out running with an mp3 player, leave it at home for a change. Give yourself the chance to listen to all the cool sounds of spring, like the robins singing and people out enjoying the nice weather. You may even hear the buds starting to come out on the trees…well maybe not, but the sound of your feet hitting the path, and the rhythmic sound of your breathing will make your heart soar and put a smile on your face. Take in some deep breaths and just savor the taste of spring and the smells of new life all around you.
Hopefully you can use some of these spring running tips to your advantage!
How ‘bout it?