- Be flexible with your training schedule
Move your training schedule to early morning or evening. In this way, the intensity of training can be significantly higher, since the body does not need excessive cooling. It also takes less time to recover, as there is less fluid loss.
- Choose alternative routes
Leave the standard route and choose a more shaded one. Runners and walkers can enter the woods, while cyclists can choose to climb the shady mountain slope.
- Cooldown before, during, and after training
Take a cool shower already before training to reduce body temperature, or leave with a t-shirt and wet hair. This method will be of advantage to you in the first phase of training. In the remaining phases, we recommend repeatedly cooling the head, torso, and extremities with water. Back home, you can take a refreshing bath.
- Reduce the intensity
Reduce your normal pace in extreme conditions and, if necessary, also change your training form (for example with a continuous run instead of an interval). Don’t forget that for cooling you need energy that you could use for movement instead.
- Think positive
Of course, the heat is not appreciated by everyone and tests our cardiovascular system, however, we cannot change the weather conditions. Those who decide to make the best of a bad situation, in the end remain happy and this summer will experience many positive moments in the name of sport.