Tuesdays on the Run: Running Hacks


Erika @ MCM Mama Runs hosts Tuesdays on the Run with April @ Run the great wide somewhere and Patty @ My no-guilt life!

This week’s topic is: Running Hacks

Many of these are obvious and you probably do them….

  • Cut the Tangents – why run a longer race distance than you have to

  • Make your own arm sleeves – go to the dollar store or Target and buy a pair of knee socks. Then cut off the foot.  If you don’t need them during a run, just toss them.

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  • How do you wear those cute running skirts when it is cold?  Wear tights or capris under them.

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  • Sick of putting safety pins through your tech shirts? Attach your bib to your race belt. I bought one that had bib holdes that were removable and I add them to my SpiBelt.  Love it!

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  • Sore feet?  Put a tennis ball in the freezer and then roll the bottom of your foot on it. Being a tennis player, I have plenty of tennis balls.

  • Want to ave money on running shoes? Buy an older model.  Especially if you actually prefer the older model.

$49 rather than $115

  • Bored on the treadmill? Watch your favorite show while on the treadmill.  It’s still painful but just less so.

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  • Lay out your clothes the night before your run or race.  That way you can sleep longer and you are less likely to forget something important.

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  • Make the most of your free time and fit your runs in – before work, during your lunch break, after work…
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during my lunch break

  • Run with a friend.  It makes the miles easier.

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  • If you’re doing an out-and-back run on a cold, windy day, run the first half into the wind and come back with it.  Otherwise, you’ll be running the second half sweaty and into the wind.

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  • Don’t run on empty. Eat before and during.  Otherwise, you will be tempted to cut your runs short.

  • If you are flying to a race, pack your running stuff in your carry on.  Don’t risk having it in your lost luggage.

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Happy Running?  Any other hacks that you can share?

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11 thoughts on “Tuesdays on the Run: Running Hacks

  1. I am also a huge fan of lock laces. I saw someone stop during the half marathon on Sunday and was happy it wasn’t me. I also use them several times before they get thrown away. I leave the laces long and then can remove them and put in a new pair. While they are only $7, I am cheap!

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