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How to Beat the Heat as a Summer Runner

Staying Cool with Fluid Intake

Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say young children and older people are at greatest risk, runners of all ages need to drink plenty of fluid for protection against heat-related illness.

The benefit of hydrating with fluid during summer, when the body’s rate of heat production rises, was explained in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

During endurance exercise, about 75% of the energy produced from metabolism is in the form of heat, which cannot accumulate. The remaining 25% of energy available can be used for movement. As running pace increases, the rate of heat production increases. Also, the larger one’s body mass, the greater the heat production at a particular pace. Sweat evaporation provides the primary cooling mechanism for the body, and for this reason athletes are encouraged to drink fluids to ensure continued fluid availability for evaporation and circulatory flow to the tissues.

An Idea Born from the Most Basic Human Need – Thirst

Protecting yourself from heat-related illness this summer, you may appreciate how the idea of a medical IV bag filled with water and stuffed into a tube sock became the mission at Camelbak: To continuously reinvent and forever change the way people hydrate and perform.

Take, for example, the 2011 Delaney Race (pictured above). It’s designed to hold not only 1 liter of fluid for you to stay hydrated on the run, but also to carry other items you may need (e.g. keys, money, energy bar). Light, fast, and dependable with a lifetime guarantee, the Delaney Race will indeed take your performance to the next level this summer and beyond.

Best Hydration Technology in Kentuckiana

See for yourself how comfortable summer running can be by trying on the Delaney Race at Ken Combs Running Store, where you’ll find all your favorites in hydration technology – Camelbak, Nathan, FuelBelt, and more! It’s another reason more people in the region say for sporting goods, Ken Combs Running Store is the Best of Kentuckianacome by or call us today!

Ken Combs Running Store
4137 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40207
Tel: (502) 895-3410

Store Hours
Mon – Fri: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Sun: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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