Our smartphones have become integral parts of our fitness programs. From tracking progress to navigating routes to blaring Drake’s new album for motivation, your iPhone plays a pivotal role in your routine, especially if you’re a marathon runner.
In honor of the Boston Marathon today, we threw together a few tips for keeping your device safe during the very-impressive 26.2 mile jaunt.
– Stash it in your sports bra: We have all had runner’s chafe. This will take that to the next level.
– Put it in your pocket: Our phones aren’t Derek Zoolander-sized, and having a 5.7-inch device swinging about in your pocket can’t bode well for your race time.
– Hold it in your hand: You’ll (probably) endure enough cramps during the race, and a hand doesn’t need to be one of them from holding onto your device. It may work for a few minutes, but then will be uncomfortable..and slippery.
– Put it in your shorts waistband: Might feel secure at first, but the second you start running it will slip right through and out the bottom…and probably crack.
If you absolutely cannot part with your phone, avoid any of these foolish storage methods and invest in a quality armband.
Now stay hydrated, eat some bananas, and cross that finish line! And as always, if you find yourself with a post-race damaged device, you know who to call.