As runners, we focus our attention on many aspects of marathon training – distance, pacing, nutrition, fueling, recovery, strength training, stretching and more. But, we can’t forget to focus on personal safety as well.
- Take a personal self-defense class in your local area, preferably one that caters to runners. You will learn so many important tactics that can help you avoid a dangerous situation.
- Carry a personal alarm to help scare off a potential attacker who isn’t expecting you to make a loud noise.
- Carry runner pepper spray with you just in case, and be sure you are prepared to use it and practice with it to avoid becoming a victim of your own safety tool.