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|12 Oct|6 mins

3 Tips To Keep Your Cool During Summer Runs

Own those warm weather workouts.

The running boom has hit Australia to massive effect in recent months. We've all signed up to Strava, hit the pavement, realised there's actually quite a lot of beauty and inner peace to be found in those long, lingering runs, and probably spent quite a lot of that time suffering as well. It's all part of the process, and all part of realising what makes passionate runners such evangelists of the sport. But there are things you can do, whether you're a seasoned marathoner or prepping for your first 5k, to make the experience easier for yourself, mostly through making sure you're staying as cool and as hydrated as you can be. Nothing burns you out faster or affects your speed more than overheating or cramping at the wrong moment, and coming into summer, it's going to pay dividends if you invest in the right activewear, and tips, to match the weather.

1. Know the difference between running clothing and normal workout clothes

While a lot of performance-oriented clothing is quite literally cut from the same cloth, it's worth remembering that when a running shirt or shorts are sold as running-specific apparel, it's for a reason – something that becomes apparent when you first head out on a run in the wrong clothes. Running clothing, from hats to shorts and shirts is generally thinner, lighter and more form-fitting than training gear, meaning it's more efficient at wicking sweat, letting your skin breathe, and keeping you cool. It's also generally equipped with running-specific features like phone and key pockets and reflective tags to keep you safe on night runs.

1. Know the difference between running clothing and normal workout clothes

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2. Invest in some hydration essentials

It might seem annoying to be carrying a bottle with you on a longer run, but as the weather gets hotter, it's going to become an essential accessory to carry with you on those long hauls, given the amount of fluids and electrolytes you lose on even the most casual of summer runs. A great way around this? Invest in a waist bag or a hydration pack designed to help you keep your arms moving without weighing you down.

2. Invest in some hydration essentials

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3. Don't skimp on the footwear

It probably goes without saying that given the advancements in shoe tech that have been made over the past few years, you're doing yourself a disservice if you're still running around in old shoes. Make sure your shoes are relatively fresh (most runners recommend switching them out after 400-500 miles of usage) and made of a lightweight mesh that'll help your feet breathe. Also, get some running-specific socks designed to wick sweat away from your feet – your future blisters will thank you.

3. Don't skimp on the footwear

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