Running in the summer doesn’t need to leave you feeling droopy. I know it can be humid, but it is also divine to have so much more time to be outside because of the extended sunlight.
Summer, and specifically July, is also a great time to “pump up” your fitness because you are already more active. If you have been mowing grass (like me), planting your garden, or fixing your home and cleaning up your deck, then you have already had a head start on getting fitter. But there is nothing better for building a strong foundation to your health then an early morning run. It helps you drop a few pounds, and can also help you burn a bit of anger… ahem I meant “steam”. And it generally is renowned for lifting ones spirit.
So all that being said – come join us for our morning run club during the month of July!
We will be meeting Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:00am. Tuesday Leanne is leading the charge and Friday I (Adam) am leading the charge. We will be running for about 30 minutes long (roughly a 5k).
We triple dare you to join us! There is no cost, just a lot of good attitude required. We start Tuesday, July 5th!
And here are a few of my favourite running tips to help you get ready:
- Wear as little as possible: Wear apparel that’s light in color, lightweight, and has vents or mesh. Microfiber polyesters and cotton blends are good fabric choices. Also, be sure to wear sunscreenwith an SPF of 30 or higher.
- Watch your alcohol and allergy meds: Alcohol and antihistamines can have a dehydrating effect. Using them just before a run can make you have to pee, compounding your risk of dehydration. Talk to your doctor if you are having a rough time with allergies.
- Drink early and often:Top off your fluid stores with 16 ounces of sports drink an hour before you head out. Then toss down five to eight ounces of sports drink about every 20 minutes while working out. Sports drinks beat water because they contain electrolytes, which increase your water-absorption rate, replace the electrolytes you lose in sweat, and taste good, making it easy to drink more.
- Be patient:Give yourself one to two weeks to acclimatize to hot weather, gradually increasing the length and intensity of your training. In that time, your body will learn to decrease your heart rate, decrease your core body temperature, and increase your sweat rate.
We look forward to seeing you at 6am!