Saturday, June 21, 2014
Running in the Heat
I know heat training makes me a better runner, even if it felt like running through quicksand today. There are a couple of things I do to make sure I can make it through the summer season.
Body Glide on the feet and thighs for sure before a run.
Preferred running attire is a tank, definitely. Lucky me I can wear just the tank so lose the sports bra layer.
Hydrate, but not just right before the run. Hydration is a habit. I just drink water all the time during the day. I want to always be hydrated.
SUNBLOCK! I wear 70 on my face and 50 on my body. I am only a shade paler than an albino white rabbit so it is essential.
My hat after it has spent an hour in the freezer. For a long run I will wet it first then put it in the freezer
Just got a new sweat band with beads I am supposed to wet and wear. I have not tried it yet but might.
I add an electrolyte mix to a couple of my bottles of water during the day.
I try to wear light colors.
All of that said I think I may just run when I get up tomorrow. I would get it done, especially since storms this afternoon gave me an excuse to bail on my strength training at the gym and I need to get there tomorrow. I am not like my husband and at my peak at high noon.
Today I am grateful for a house that keeps me cool, safe and dry.
How do you keep cool and safe in the summer season?