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5. Don’t Keep To Yourself
Running can oftentimes be a very personal pursuit, but sharing a good run with others can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience, not to mention safer than running alone on a summer day. A running buddy can help you keep your speed down on a scorching day and also serve as a pleasant distraction when you start a run already soaked in sweat. If you’re short on training partners, however, or simply prefer to run by yourself, it’s good practice to at least let others know where you’ll be running. Phone a friend beforehand, or post your plans on your preferred social networking website, to let friends and family know where to look if they haven’t heard from you in a while.