|Bike ride and momma run!|
|Yesterday was National Running Day! I ran 4 miles for 6/4!|
- HYDRATE. ERRRRRRDAY. Hydration isn't just a pre-race thing. It's a daily habit. Make being well hydrated a lifestyle.
- Use Powerade or other supplements to fuel your body. You need sodium, magnesium and other fun electrolytes. You lose many of those electrolytes and minerals when you sweat. I am a salty sweater. mmm. yum
- Wear loose, light, micro-fiber clothing.
- Don't neglect your SPF! Hats, shades.
- Slow your roll. Heat will slow your pace. Allow it too. If you don't you could risk dehydration or damaging your body's system.
- Try running as early in the am if possible. Or avoid high humidity. Check out this great article from Runner's World HERE on running in humidity. Excellent article from Marathon Guide HERE on running in heat. "Respect the heat."
- Allow sufficient time for your body to become acclimated to the increase in temps. Don't just go out and try to run 10 miles fast. Bad, bad idea. Gradually build your intensity and mileage outside. It will take your body about two weeks with consistent running in the heat to acclimate.
- Ditch the diet soda, watch your alcohol intake! Soda and alcohol can dehydrate.