Staying hydrated while running isn’t an easy task, but it’s extremely important—especially once temperatures start rising. Many runners struggle with this problem, and here’s a couple of steps you should take if you’re one of them.
Hydrating before your run is crucial, but you shouldn’t go overboard right before heading out. It’s actually recommended to drink 16 to 24 ounces of water about an hour before going for a run.
Stop and Drink
The best way to quench your thirst while running is having a water bottle by your side, but bottle belts and hydration vests are also an option. It’s up to you to decide when you’re going to stop and re-hydrate, but it’s recommended to drink 6 to 8 ounces of fluid every 20 minutes.
Know Where You’re Going
Some runners don’t enjoy carrying a water bottle with them, because it slows down their pace. If you feel the same way, make sure to plan your route ahead and have at least one or two water fountains along the way.