It is supposed to be 24C (75F) here in Calgary today which pretty well feels like summer time weather to me! Today I am linking up with MCM Mama, My No Guilt Life and Run the Great Wide Somewhere for Tuesdays on the Run to share my favorite warm weather gear.
As the temperatures heat up proper hydration becomes key. Skratch Labs is an all natural sports drink flavoured with real fruit. The taste is light and refreshing, and not too sweet. I especially like the Matcha Green Tea and Lemons mix for when I’m looking for a drink with some caffeine.
Insulated Lunch Tote with Ice Packs
Refuelling within 30 minutes of finishing a workout is the key to replenishing your glycogen stores and repairing your muscles. I love to drink a cold chocolate milk after a workout since it has the perfect ratio of carbs to protein that I need in a post-workout snack. Carry your chocolate milk with you in an insulted tote and never worry again about missing that critical 30 minute window. At the Goofy Challenge in January I popped a lunch bag with freezer pack and chocolate milk in my gear check bag.
If there is one item I wish I would have thought to pack in my transition bag at Ironman Boulder it would have been ChapStick with sunblock. I got a terrible sunburn on my lips complete with blisters. My lips were swollen and painful for days. Now I slather on the ChapStick with sunblock before I head outside.
When it gets hot out I want to wear running gear that feels lightweight and airy. The Oiselle Flyte tank fits the bill! It doesn’t matter how hot and sweaty I get, this seamless tank is comfortable and chafe free. I love the subtle bird print as well. This top is available at MEC.ca as well if you are in Canada!
What is your essential warm weather run gear item?