When you're in the zone, headphones on and flirting with a personal best time on your favorite trail, the last thing on your mind is being attacked.
But unfortunately, it can happen, which is why Fleet Feet Chicago is hosting two free "Run Safer" workshops on Sunday teaching Chicagoans how to handle surprise attacks.
The clinics will be taught by two-time Olympian Todd Williams who not only boasts a personal best marathon time of 2:11:17, he's also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt.
During the free 60-minute clinic, Williams teaches basic self-defense moves anyone can use if attacked unexpectly, such as targets to go after, grip-breaking, countering an attack and other techniques designed to protect yourself.
The sessions will be held at Fleet Feet's Old Town location (1620 N. Wells St) at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the South Loop location (150 W Roosevelt Rd.)