Summer training brings the heat. Get ready to sweat.
Those long summer days give you plenty of daylight to record a workout. So own the warm summer mornings by logging miles before the sun gets up, or beat the afternoon heat with a sunset workout. No matter when you run, those miles will be worth it when the temperatures ease this fall.
You need the right running gear when the mercury rises.
The first thing you should think about is what fabric you wear. Cotton T-shirts don't work well in balmy summer temps because they soak up sweat and dry slowly. Instead, reach for synthetic fabrics, like polyester and nylon, that wick moisture from your skin and dry quickly.
Then think about the cut. Lightweight tanks and breezy shorts will increase airflow to keep you cooler than long-sleeve T-shirts and leggings.
Finally, get the right running socks. Socks designed specifically for running use those technical fibers and are cut to prevent bagginess, so your dogs stay dry and blister-free.
Once you have the essentials, you can accessorize. Garmin running watches keep track of your pace and miles so you don't have to carry your phone, and goodr running sunglasses cut glare and don't slip down your face—no matter how much you sweat.
Running shoes are your most important piece of equipment. Make sure you get the right ones.
The ultra-soft HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 6 gives you more cushion than you thought possible while maintaining a tiny weight so you barely know it's there. Or lace up the Saucony Switchback ISO when you head off road; the innovative Boa lacing system tightens at the twist of a dial and is easy to adjust on the fly.
No matter how you run, there's a shoe designed to meet your needs.
Fight the heat in the coolest running clothes.
From sweat-wicking T-shirts and lightweight running shorts to supportive and strappy sports bras, there's plenty of summer running gear to help you keep your cool—no matter what the temperature is.