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Are You Ready To Run? National Running Day Is Coming!

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June 5 is National Running Day. Whether you’re a long-time runner or you’re looking for a new style of workout, that makes it the perfect time to celebrate. However, training for running isn’t just about lacing up your shoes and hitting the trails. It also means making sure that you’re ready for whatever the workout may bring. 

Running Safety Tips

Running is a great sport–and one that you can practice either on your own or with friends. Following a few simple tips can help keep you safer out on the trails.

  • Choose your route carefully. Aim for a populated, lighted area, especially if you’re running early in the morning or after dark. 
  • Pay attention to what’s going on around you. Know who is running or walking near you as well as tracking movement from vehicles to keep yourself safe.
  • Always let someone know where you’re running. 
  • Consider running with a group. Try joining a club or group, running with a friend, or connecting with other runners in your local community. 
  • Avoid wearing earbuds or headphones so that you won’t miss out on what’s happening around you. If you do wear them, try to leave one ear free so that you’ll be able to track sounds and stay aware of your surroundings. 
  • Vary your route. Try not to run the same path at the same time every day. 

Staying safe while you run is paramount. Not only do you need to keep your personal safety in mind, make sure you pay attention to your body! Hydrate regularly, especially as the summer heat rises, and if you feel sick or dizzy, stop running and save the workout for another day.

Training for Runners

While going for a run is a fairly straightforward activity, there are several ways you can train to improve your running speed and endurance, allowing you to make the most of every run.


Cross-training allows you to explore a wide range of different workouts, all of which help build the strength, flexibility, and endurance you need to be a more effective runner. Check out these Cross-Training Workouts for Runners and how they can help you achieve your goals.


The Advanced Yoga for Runners segment can help you stretch out, get stronger, and better understand your body and how it moves, all of which can help you as you head out on the trail for your next run.

Strength Training

Effective Strength Training for Runners not only makes you faster, it can help improve your endurance and balance–all of which are essential for runners. Choose from a variety of workouts to find the most effective one for your needs, or experiment with different solutions as you explore your options.


Before you head out for a run, it’s critical to properly warm up your muscles. Try:

Shake up your warmups to try something new or find the one that best fits your long-term needs.


Once you’re finished with your run, make sure you’re cooling down and stretching out. The right cooldown can aid significantly in recovery and help you feel your best. 

Don’t just hop in the shower and go after your run; instead, maximize your recovery with these cooldown workout recommendations. 

How are You Celebrating National Running Day?

Are you heading out on the trails for National Running Day? Incorporating a new workout into your plans? Make Sworkit part of your running routine so that you can maximize the benefits.

Sworkit Wellness

Sworkit is a digital fitness app that makes it simple for you to get (and stay) in the best shape of your life. Whether you have 2 minutes or 60 minutes, Sworkit's customizable strength, cardio, stretching, yoga, and Pilates workouts are designed to fit your life. Make fitness a habit with Sworkit.
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