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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Running During Summer!

As the summer season approaches, many runners are eager to hit the road and enjoy the great outdoors. However, running in the summer comes with its own set of challenges and considerations. In this blog post, we will explore five things you may not have known about running in the summer, with a particular focus on the expertise available at Physio Performance Drogheda.

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1. Hydration Isn’t Just Water:

Staying hydrated is crucial for runners, especially in hot and humid conditions. While water is essential, it’s important to remember that hydration isn’t just about drinking water. Electrolytes, such as sodium, potassium, and magnesium, are vital for maintaining proper fluid balance in the body. We can provide expert advice on the best hydration strategies for runners, ensuring optimal performance and minimizing the risk of dehydration.

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2. Heat Affects Pace:

Running in high temperatures can significantly impact your pace and overall performance. The body works harder to regulate its temperature, diverting energy away from running. Physio Performance Drogheda can help runners understand how heat affects their body and provide tailored training and recovery strategies to mitigate the negative effects of heat on performance.


3. Early Mornings Are Best:

One of the best ways to beat the heat during summer runs is to hit the road early in the morning. By running before the sun rises, you can avoid the peak temperatures and reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses. We offer expert guidance on creating a training schedule that maximizes the benefits of early morning runs while minimizing the risk of injuries.

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4. Wear Light Breathable Clothing:

Choosing the right running attire is essential for staying comfortable and cool in the summer heat. Opt for lightweight, breathable fabrics that wick away sweat and allow air circulation. We provide recommendations on suitable running gear and offer insights into how the right clothing can enhance your running experience.

5. Suncream Is a Must:

Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays should be a top priority when running in the summer. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF before heading out for your run, and reapply as needed. Physio Performance Drogheda can educate runners on the importance of sun protection and provide advice on suitable sunscreen products for active individuals.

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Running in the summer can be both enjoyable and challenging. By understanding these five key factors – the importance of hydration beyond water, the impact of heat on pace, the benefits of early morning runs, the significance of wearing light breathable clothing, and the necessity of sunscreen – runners can optimize their performance and stay safe during their summer training. For expert guidance and support, we are dedicated to helping runners achieve their goals while prioritizing their health and well-being.

Are you a runner looking for some advice? 

From advice to strength training to deep tissue sports massage, Physio Performance is here to help you from start to finish!

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