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30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 14: Go for a run

We’ll be posting a new challenge every day leading up to summer! Follow along here on the blog, or using this calendar.

30 Days to Summer Fit

The half-way mark is right around the corner, and we hope everyone is feeling pumped for summer! Today also happens to be National Running Day, so what better way to celebrate than completing today’s challenge: go for a run.

Sound easy? Good! If not, check out our tips for beginners, lace up your running shoes, and get out there. The hardest part is starting. After our last running challenge, a few of you mentioned not being able to run because of injury, or only being able to run a short amount, and that’s okay too! With every challenge, make sure you’re staying safe and listening to your body. The important part is doing what you can.

30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 14: Fuel your run

We also turned to UltraMarathon Man Dean Karnazes for his advice on how to best fuel your run, from what to eat beforehand to how to stay hydrated:

My tip is not to consume too much before the run. You don’t want to have a lot of bulk or sloshing in your stomach before running. For hydration, I’ve found that coconut water works really well. It’s all natural and loaded with electrolytes. Post run, Greek-style yogurt is a good choice because it is an excellent source of protein and contains beneficial probiotics. I also like wild Pacific salmon because of the omega-3 fatty acids that are a powerful anti-inflammatory.

Other than that, if you do eat before your run try some carbohydrates ~2 hours beforehand so that you have time to digest.

How did your run go? Let us know in the comments, or using #30DaysToSummerFit!

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