Ask The Running Doc: How Can I Train & Race In The Heat?

 

Use Water To Stay Cool

If you are overheating, a cool spray will cool you down quickly and have a lasting effect as the water evaporates from your skin. Keep in mind, though, that drenched clothing will cling to skin and prevent evaporation, and wet socks can cause blisters, so use this strategy carefully. Cups of water over the head, spray and sponge stations are all good use of cool water when running.

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