Running Right


There’s more to fitness than lacing up sneakers

By Jenn Savedge / MCT Campus

 Dawn / Dusk

Health experts would advise fitting that run into the early morning hours, or right before dusk. And common sense, along with medical pros’ recommendations, can’t stress hydrating enough.

The secret to ensure you’re protected from the heat is to wear the right clothing.


Avoid cotton.

“It’s wonderfully absorbent, but it doesn’t move moisture away from your body, so as your run progresses you have a sweaty rag clinging to you,” said Amanda Charles, district manager for the Boulder Running Company.

Look for polyester blends and “technical” fabrics, which feature a high UPF rating, meaning they protect against the harmful rays of the sun.

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