Sunday May 7, 2017: Training Run Report by Glenn Pacé
- a lightweight jacket (or a garbage bag). These can weigh as little as 4 oz, but they can be a life saver when the chill comes on (get one with a hood). Whether it’s because the temperature drops, a sudden cloud burst, or an injury (yours or someone else).
- $20. Some runs are close to urban areas. If you find that you can’t get back to your car under your own steam, you might be able to find a road and catch a cab (you would not be the first person to do this…it happens every year).
- Always (ALWAYS!!!) let someone know where you are going.
- Carry a phone. Most of the Baden Powell trail has cell coverage. Besides their obvious use for texting/calling, smart phones can carry map data as well as locator apps.
- I consider a whistle an essential piece of equipment (near the top of my list). The trees, snow, and creeks can muffle sounds but a whistle will pierce through and carry for quite a distance.You may already have a whistle and not even know it….if you run with a pack, the upper clasp often has a built-in whistle…some caps have a whistle built in to the headband clasp.