Jogging Routes Thinkstock Share: Jogging Routes Jogging Routes How to Run Safely Outside Do a proper warm up and cool down. Wear brightly colored running clothes and reflective gear. Select the right shoes. A proper fit means that your heel should be snug and not excessively slide up and down. Additionally, there should be about ½ inch between the end of your longest toe and the end of the toe box. Periodically, check the soles of your shoes for signs of wear. Carry some form of identification with you. Watch for cyclists and other runners. Don’t make assumptions about drivers. Be sure to make eye contact with drivers at street crossing before you cross. Pay attention to your surroundings. Do not use personal stereo headsets for your outdoor runs. Don’t run alone at night. Pace yourself. Start jogging at a slower pace for the first few minutes or start your jog with a brisk walk. If you want to run faster or longer, limit increases to no more than 10 percent a week. For more information, please contact the Fitness Coordinator at 204-765-3000 ext 3899.