Summer has arrived and it seems that we will not be running at temperatures below 25 ° C(77 degrees Fahrenheit) any time soon, and it is almost certain that there will be more days when the mercury on the thermometer will exceed 30 ° C. But if you know these few “tricks”, running during the summer will be a real pleasure.
Go for a run in the morning or evening
At that time, the sun is weaker and temperatures are more acceptable for our body. Plan your workout before 9 in the morning or after 7 in the evening and enjoy running.
Protect yourself from the sun
No matter what time you choose to go for a run, protect your skin with sunscreen. A factor of 30 is generally enough, 50 if you really have sensitive skin. Make sure your sunscreen closes the pores, if so find another one that allows the skin to breathe.
Hydrate regularly and throughout the day
During the summer, you need to pay a little more attention to hydration than usual. Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. And pay special attention to the fact that you have water or a drink with electrolytes in your running.
Running during the summer – equipment for the summer
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced recreational runner, i believe that you are familiar with the basic equipment for warm weather. Short-sleeved or sleeveless T-shirt, shorts, cap or visor, and of course sneakers.
Each of these pieces of equipment today uses technology and materials in the construction to be as efficient as possible in fulfilling its purpose. Choose summer pieces, they are made of lighter materials and you will be more comfortable in them.
Fill out the survey. What time of day do you run during the summer?