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Six Strategies For Safe Summer Running

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Aug. 23, 2011
  • Updated Sep. 4, 2012 at 12:36 PM UTC

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.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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