Guess what guys? It’s HOT outside. Especially if you live in the south like me, working out and running outside can be very difficult and even dangerous if you don’t take the proper precautions and plan ahead.
Anyone else look like a tomato after running outside?
Here are a few of my best pointers for warm weather running:
1.) Sunscreen: no matter if it’s cloudy or not. It’s just not worth the risk guys. Be sure to reapply if you are doing a super long workout!
2.) Go early or late: Try not to wait until the sun is high in the sky, either workout in the morning or late evening to avoid the hottest temps and the suns rays.
3.) Dress appropriately: Sweat wicking materials are best, and a hat or visor makes my face feel a lot cooler when it’s sunny. Sometimes I even bring a small hand towel so I can dry off as I go and wipe my face, etc. Avoid cotton if you can, it just gets soaked and heavy!
4.) Adjust your expectations: Don’t get discouraged if you can’t hit your goal pace. The hotter the weather, the slower you will go, so don’t get discouraged. It will just make you that much stronger in the fall! Plus, you don’t want to push too hard and risk passing out or heat exhaustion.
5.) Hydrate: SUPER IMPORTANT! Not just during your workout, but before and after, too. Recovery drinks are important to replenish your body. You will want to replace electrolytes during and after your workouts. Be sure to do a test run with any new products you try in case your stomach is sensitive to them.
CLIF SHOT wants to make sure you are planning accordingly with your hydration in the heat by offering you a summer supply of CLIF SHOT Electrolyte Hydration and Protein Recovery Drink Mixes!
From the source:
CLIF SHOT continues to deliver streamlined nutrition for athletes with CLIF SHOT Electrolyte Hydration Drink Mix and CLIF SHOT Protein Recovery Drink Mix. These products expand the CLIF SHOT portfolio to provide athletes options for hydration during activity and fast-absorbing protein to aid in post-activity recovery.
CLIF SHOT Electrolyte Hydration Drink Mix is made with 90 percent organic ingredients and is crafted with sodium and other electrolytes, and a multiple source carbohydrate solution to aid in fluid transport, absorption and retention.
CLIF SHOT Protein Recovery Drink Mix is made with 70 percent organic ingredients and is formulated with streamlined ingredients to help the body recovery immediately after activity and prepare for the next workout.
They are being super generous and giving three lucky THLG readers their own summer supply of these products!
They sent me some product as well, and I had a lot of fun testing out the different mixes and flavors. The chocolate protein recovery drink mix is really yummy. It has 10 grams of protein and you just mix it in with water or milk (or a smoothie!) within 30 minutes of your workout. The orange mango flavor is good as well if you prefer a fruity taste. I also really liked the lemon lime-ade electrolyte hydration drink mix to take during your workout. You simply mix a pack into 16 ounces of water and shake, then drink on the run!
Simply follow the rafflecoptor directions before and be entered to win!
*Disclosure: CLIF SHOTS provided me with product to test out and product to giveaway, however all opinions are my own.