Get the most out of your summer running and make it more fun, safe and enjoyable.
Running with the right clothes is very essential. Avoid cotton apparel. Choose the moisture wicking, light-coloured, loose fitting, breathable attire that will helps you cool down and won’t build up sweat. Wear sunglasses and brimmed cap to protect your eyes and face from direct sunlight. Remember to keep yourself comfortable and feel cooler.
Before stepping outside, it is very important to keep your skin protected from the sun specially when you go running for hours that will expose your entire body under the harmful UVA or UVB rays. Do not forget to apply water proof sunscreen or sunblock before leaving home or running outside. It is safe to say, to always bring sunscreen with you if you need to reapply when needed.
Our body’s internal temperature rises and builds up more sweat when the temperature is higher and this means you need more fluid intake to avoid dehydration. Pay extra attention on your water intake and drink enough water before running, during and after. Bring a bottled water if you can, to stay hydrated while on the run. Or do not hesitate to stop over to buy water to drink while on the middle of the run.
Choose the best time to run when sunlight is not very harsh. Run early or late in the afternoon to avoid high temperature that will hinder your running performance and health.