Even though this is the last day of July, we can say summer is still in full swing, especially here in the South where it stays hot and humid well into September. I came across this great infographic from ACE on how to stay cool during outdoor workouts, and wanted to share.
For me personally, I often times go running at mid-day or in the mid afternoon, which as this infographic shows isn’t the best. However, I know how important it is to stay hydrated, so I carry 2 (or more) water bottles with me. I’ll often times put them in the freezer just 3/4 of the way full, and then top off with water before my run. That way I can still drink as I go along, but the water stays ice cold through out the run. I also will put in some sports drink mix into one bottle, so as to have one water and one sports drink. This is just what works for me personally to make sure I stay hydrated.