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

 

Protect Yourself From Sunburn

Use sunscreen on exposed skin, even on overcast days. Be sure to re-apply. Even “exercise proof” and “waterproof” brands last a max of 2 hours. Try to wear a cap or visor and sunglasses to shield you from the sun’s burning rays.

What fabrics you wear also make a difference. Unlike cotton, synthetic fabrics act in your benefit by  wicking moisture away from your skin so evaporation can cool you down. Synthetics will  also decrease chafing by not clinging to your skin. Try to wear loose-fitting clothes and sagain synthetic socks to keep feet dry.

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