We know you are trying really hard… You get up, get your shorts on and head out the door. But, the second your feet hit that trail, your forehead breaks into sweat, and it’s all down hill from there. This Texas heat is KILLER, and come July there is no getting away from it. You can run, but you can’t hide!
So while we know there is no good way to hide from the heat, we want to make sure you are prepared for it. When heading out to run or exercise, follow these steps:
- Wear loose, light-colored. The lighter color will help reflect heat, and cotton material will help the evaporation of sweat.
- Hydrate from the start. Chugging a glass or two of water before you head out the door is good, but the real hydration comes from drinking water all throughout the day.
- Treat the heat like it is. Even the longest distance runners have to cut back when it comes to the heat. Take it slow to start and work back up to your goals in the climate change.
- Eat snacks. Pick up juicy snacks like fruit to keep your body nurtured before and after running in the heat.