Jo on stay­ing cool

Runner's World (UK) - - Coach -

If you turn up at a race on a very hot day this sum­mer, take mea­sures to cool down your core tem­per­a­ture be­fore the start. Cool­ing vests are use­ful – th­ese have pock­ets for gel-type ice packs and can be worn up un­til a few min­utes be­fore the start of the race. Oth­er­wise, tak­ing a bag of ice cubes in a cooler is a good plan. At cham­pi­onships in hot coun­tries I’ve found it help­ful to mas­sage ice cubes onto the body, par­tic­u­larly around my arms and shoul­ders. And munch­ing on them also helps cool you down.

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