Don’t be getting hot & bothered, stay cool with layers

Conventional wisdom tells you that the trick to staying warm when running in cold weather is to wear layers.

Did you know that that self same wisdom also applies to when you want to stay cool running in the heat?

Crazy huh?! šŸ™‚

It is actually quite simple when you think about it but an appropriate Base Layer garment worn on it’s own or under everyday running or training apparelĀ can add to the overall comfort when the going gets hot.

Using Warm weather Base Layers (not thermal ones they’re for Cold weather!) which are fabricated using man made cool effect fabrics or inter-woven with other natural fibres, allow the rapid absorption of moisture that is then “spread out” across the fabric surface where it then evaporates quickly creating a cooling effect and added comfort.

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A ‘cooler’ colour will also help reflect heat.

Now these base layers are fine for Ireland where the temperatures are not so extreme. If you are travelling to train in the sun (or cross a desert) then it is worth investigating some of the more purpose-built freezer typeĀ fabrics which coupled with high SPF will enable you to run miles and miles in the high heat and sun.

These fabrics are also available in sock format too so your feet stay as cool as the rest of you.

1000mile Breeze 2014WL

 

Stay cool!! šŸ™‚

 

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