5 Tips for Running in Summer
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Summer is one of the worst seasons you face as a runner. Temperatures soar and with the sun beating down, your regular runs turn into occasional ones. This is understandable. Running in high temperatures and with the sun overhead can not only be cumbersome, it can also be dangerous. You notice a general decline in the quality of your performance due to the weather. And you run the risk of heat or sun stroke due to overexposure to the elements.
Does this mean that you take the summer months off?
You could, except that this would throw off your entire groove and you may never be able to regain that routine which you built with so much dedication. At the same time, sticking to that very routine becomes difficult in the heat. And it definitely doesn’t help that running in the heat can be taxing enough to reduce your speed, efficiency, and goals.
The best thing that you can do, in such a case, is get the proper guidance. The right guide and correct advice can help you continue your running habit even in Summer, and that too without any adverse consequences. At LocalMasters.com, we have fitness trainers who will help you achieve the perfect running routine as well as train you in the right form and posture. With their help, you will be running comfortably even in the Summer. You can speak to our fitness experts or learn more about these programs by clicking here.
While getting the right guide can help you maintain your running habit regardless of the temperature outside, let’s take a quick look at five tips that you should always remember while running in the Summer.
Run during cooler periods
Change your running schedule so that you can go running during the cooler times of the days such as earlier in the morning or late evening. In most places, Summer means longer days. So make the most of the longer hours of daylight by choosing to go running when the temperature is cooler. And if you simply have to run during the hotter times of the day, try to run indoors in a covered area or on the treadmill.
Run in the park or by the water
Grass gives off less heat than roads and areas near water bodies, like beaches or around lakes, are cooler throughout the day. Opt for such outdoor parks and routes when running to avoid the heat that you will face if you run on a road in the middle of a high traffic area.
Choose the right clothing and headgear
Opt for lighter clothes so that they reflect sunlight and heat and don’t let too much be absorbed. Also go for loose outfits that allow more breathability so that your skin can make the most of any breeze, even the soft wind created by your running itself. As for headgear, it is equally important that you choose to wear a loose cap or one that’s made from any type of breathable mesh material. This is because your body loses a lot of its heat through the top of your head and a breathable material will ensure that this process is maximized.
Hydration is key
Everybody needs to increase their water intake during Summer. This is even truer for those who go running. Drink more water during the day so that your body remains well hydrated throughout and your perspiration system are kept running optimally. Carry water with you when going for a run or map a route that crosses water fountains or others places where you can hydrate along the way.
Sunscreen is a must
While you need to take certain precautions to keep your body internally safe, it is equally important to take the correct measures to protect your skin. Sun rashes or sun burns can leave you in pain while also bringing your running to a halt. So, make sure to apply sunscreen when going for a run.
Running can be a great form of exercise that keeps your fit and healthy, and you can have fun doing it. But it is really important to run under the right guidance to avoid injury and overcome the many restrictions that hot weather puts on you. Personal trainers can be a great asset in helping you meet your goals. And that is exactly what LocalMasters.com offers. Each fitness expert at LocalMasters.com has been carefully selected and has been trained and certified. Furthermore, these experts are available in your local area and a time and place convenient to you. And you even get a 100% money back guarantee. So why wait? Check out some of the programs and options at LocalMasters.com and get ready to become the perfect runner through customized and personalized sessions without any concern of weather conditions. Click here to know more.
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