SUMMER FUN

Summer Running
Summer running increases the core body temperature. On average a runner will expend 600-1200 kcal/hr depending on the experience and fitness of the runner. Body metabolism means that energy produced is 25% efficient. 75% of energy is used for the production of heat; this can be difficult during summer running.

We recommend you drink adequate fluid 45 minutes before running and then a cupful every 15 minutes. Experts have recommended 6-8 oz every 20 minutes(in very hot days) while you run. Most popular sports drinks have a low level of electrolytes and also carbohydrates to helps speed up glycogen replacement. After exercise you should try and drink more water than necessary to speed up recovery.

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Some runners prefer the taste of sports drinks in comparison to plain water. Experts have also recommended the use of carbohydrate protein drinks or milkshakes to rapidly replenish glycogen stores after a run. The task of these drinks is to help muscles repair quickly after a run. This is due to the warmer environment deplenishing glycogen stores more quickly. In most cases runners suffer from heat stroke and It is advisable to gradually build up your tolerance for running in warmer conditions. To acclimatize to the heat you should spend 1-2 weeks running from 2-5 miles a day and then gradually building up your mileage in the heat. You may wish to run in the morning or late evening when the humidity is at its lowest.

Running Tips Monitor any medical conditions you may have such as high blood pressure. Certain conditions can increase by summer running.

Control excessive foot sweating during summer running.

Wear light weight shorts and t-shirts to allow for evaporation of moisture. Use sunscreen to prevent sunburn to your skin.

Replace running shoes every 300-miles.

Do not break in new running shoes on a long run but rather break them in over a series of shorter runs.

Make sure you wear your running socks when you are buying running shoes.

Try and wear synthetic fibre socks which will help to evaporate moisture away from your skin and prevent blisters.

Control excessive foot sweating during summer running.

Wear light weight shorts and t-shirts to allow for evaporation of moisture.

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