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Inspiration, Running Tips

Runhack Rescue

Running predicaments happen. Example, you step out for your run and realize that your bottoms don’t have a pocket for your keys. You scramble through your options:

A.) Go back inside, change then begin your run.

B.) Hide your keys in a discrete place.

C.) Use a runhack and lace your keys into your shoes.

What option would you choose? We say, runhack to the rescue! It saves time unlike option A and it is safer than option B.

Here are some of our favorite runhacks:

  • Want to take your phone with you on a run, but it’s raining? No problem, grab a sandwich Ziploc bag and cover your phone before heading out the door.
  • Need to foam roll while you wait to catch an airplane? Put your water bottle to good use and roll out your sore muscles.
  • Does your heart rate monitor strap chaf while you run? Tuck a little bit of your KT Tape under the sensor, and voila problem solved.
  • Is it supposed to be cold on race day? Bring a trash bag to throw over you clothes to keep you warm while you wait for the race to start.
  • Having trouble fitting your run in during the work week? Run commute to save time and Mother Nature.
  • Are your hands always cold? Use old tube socks as mittens on race day so you can throw them off whenever your hands warm up.

There are many more run hacks out there, but we want to hear some of yours! What’s your favorite run hack rescue? Comment below or tweet us @brooksrunning.

About Melissa
In my past life, I was a collegiate runner. Now, I happily run in Brooks Ravennas or Ghosts. If all my running shoes were turquoise in color, I would not complain.
4 Comments
  • On cold days, it bugs me to be freezing during my warm-up and overheated during my run. So sometimes what I’ll do is take all the clothing I think I’ll need during the main part of my run—usually just a base layer, shorts, and a light jacket—and chuck it in the dryer for about 10 minutes.

    That way, I’m warm enough during my pre-run walk, and I don’t feel suffocated by layers once I get going.

  • brooksblog

    Thanks for sharing your run hack Paul!

  • Joe Ely

    I just put a bunch of my runhacks on your FB page…enjoy!

    • brooksblog

      Thanks for sharing your runhacks Joe!