Running is both a specialization and a sport for leisure. You can have the interest to do marathon running for competitions or to keep fit and healthy. Running either as a specialist or for leisure requires one to take a lot of caution as it can be hazardous and dangerous at times.
The following tips are some of the most dependable and top ultra-marathon safety running tips:
1. Do not run alone.
Yes, running alone is dangerous as attackers might kidnap you. That is why you need to look for a partner to do the running with. See, the attackers will have a hard time in kidnapping two people compared to a loner. If the attackers plan to strike on both of you, you will, of course, have doubled the chances for survival! In case you don’t get someone, get a dog to keep you company. One, the dog acts as a security and two, it can be able to sense danger from far and give you a signal – read article on distance running tips for beginners.
2. Do not run with your earphones.
Running while listening to loud bang music is inappropriate. The loud music from the earphones prevents you from hearing an attacker coming from behind to attack you. Additionally, the loud music and its distraction make you slow your reaction time during the attack. The earphones will make your senses to be dull hence exposing to danger. If you must have the earphones, use one and keep on exchanging it on your ears. By doing this, you become more alert.
3. Alter your route potential.
Attackers usually track your route and schedule over a while before they strike on you. To avoid this stalking, alter your route once in a while to keep lost whenever they plan to harm you. Changing your route not only makes them lose track of their target but also makes you more keen and alert during running. This is because you are unfamiliar with the new route and the terrain maneuver and so you can run for safety in case you sense an attack.
4. Run against traffic.
It becomes difficult for one to abduct you if you are running on the other side of the road. That is why it is always wise to run against the traffic. Besides, running against the traffic prevents you from accidents, especially during morning and dusk rush hours.
Ultramarathon safety should be a concern to every runner and so considering the tips mentioned above would go a long way in ensuring that there’s safety while running.