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"Running Rules
The Dos and Don'ts for a Successful Run"

DON'TS

  1. Don't begin a running program without a full medical exam.
  2. Don't train through an athletic injury. Rest and seek medical advice to avoid prolonged setbacks.
  3. Check your shoes for broken-down heels or smooth areas before running. Avoid using shoes designed for other sports.
     
  4. Don't wear headphones while running outside; they hinder awareness, leaving you vulnerable to dangers like vehicles, bikes, dogs, and criminals. Stay alert for safety.
     
  5. If  you're a woman running alone in remote areas, run with a partner, and consider carrying self-defense spray if it's legal.

DO'S

  1. Do tell someone where you'll be running and when you expect to return. Carry your phone and ID Proof.
  2. Dress appropriately: wear reflective clothing in the dark, layers in the cold, and sun protection in hot weather.
     
  3. Stretch before and after workouts to reduce muscle tightness and improve flexibility.
     
  4. Stay alert for cars; don't assume drivers see you. Run facing traffic to see approaching vehicles and make eye contact with drivers when crossing intersections.
  5. Consider a training partner for added motivation and safety during your running program.
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