You can run outside year round in the UK but long summer days are the most glorious, even when they’re overcast and less than hot.
The long hours of daylight combined with nature in all its glory offers the perfect backdrop for happy running.
So, we want to make the most of it. Here are my three tips on how to make sure you train smart and happy this summer…
I mentioned the importance of sun block protection. There are so many brands of suncream to choose from but there are some crucial factors to consider when choosing. SPF relates to UVB protection, UVB rays result in burning. SPF does not reflect UVA protection, and that’s what can cause cancer. You’re looking for Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide; mineral rather than chemical sunscreen. Chemical suncreams absorb sun rays, mineral sunblocks deflect them, last longer, and are healthier for your body.
If you are inspired to try out some speed sessions but don’t know what to do, there’s a link to a great post by Adrian: 5 Simple Speed Sessions »
Enjoy your summer running :-)