Don’t Be Beat by the Heat
20 July 2011
Last Updated on 14 July 2014
We didn’t get much of a summer in San Diego last year—June gloom lingered for months after it was welcome—but things are much different this year. While the sunshine and heat is ideal for heading to the beach, it can make trailing running events in San Diego more challenging than usual.
Read our tips for beating the heat during your trail or road runs this summer:
- Stay hydrated! Make sure to drink 8 oz. of liquid before you hit the trail and try to sneak a few sips of water every 15 minutes during your run.
- The coolest time of the day is sunrise, so set your alarm and lace up early! Unfortunately, that is also the most humid part of the day, but luckily San Diego isn’t usually humid!
- Wear technical fabrics on your runs, as the fabric will wick away sweat and have you feeling cool and dry.
- Hats can trap heat, so opt for a visor to shield your eyes from the sun.
- If you love running in a hat, soak it in water and store it in the fridge for at least a half hour before your run. (Note: old baseball caps retain moisture longer than newer technical hats)
- The last tip is for all seasons, not just the summertime: invest in good shoes! As trail running shoe experts in San Diego, we can help you find the perfect pair.
The San Diego Running Institute (SDRI) utilizes the most current available research pertaining to gait analysis, foot and ankle biomechanics, and running injuries to put runners and walkers alike into the best possible shoe specifically for the individual.