TrAiL run­ning Tips:

Austin American-Statesman - - LIFE & ARTS -

1. Keep your eyes on the trail about 6 feet ahead as you run. 2. Take shorter steps. 3. Pick a line and stick with it. 4. Watch for wildlife, in­clud­ing snakes and wasps, and poi­son ivy. 5. Carry wa­ter. 6. Be­ware of slip­pery rocks. 7. If you bring a cell phone, put it in a wa­ter­proof, zip­pered-top bag. 8. If you wear a cap, wear it back­ward so it doesn’t block your pe­riph­eral vi­sion. 9. If you run alone, let some­one know where you’re go­ing and when you ex­pect to re­turn.

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