Safety Considerations and Running Equipment

Objectives

  1. Discuss your options and their implications when deciding where, when, and with whom you run.
  2. Identify the safety considerations when running and understand how they apply to you when you are running..
  3. Explain how running equipment needs vary depending on the environment and the requirements of each individual runner.

Where to Run

When to Run

Running Partners

Safety Considerations When Running

Runners Rights

Running in Hot or Humid Conditions

  • Heat Cramps
  • Heat Exhaustion
  • Heat Stroke

Running in Cold or Windy Conditions

  • Frostbite
  • Staying Dry

What You Need to Know about Running and Dogs

Getting Equipped to Run

Clothing

  • Clothing for Warm Weather
  • Socks
  • Accessories for Cold Weather Running
  • Running Shoes
    • How to Get a Good Fit when Buying a Running Shoe
    • Cost
    • Anatomy of a Running Shoe
    • Foot Biomechanics