Summer travel can be confusing right now, but we've created a page dedicated to bringing you the latest information regarding summer travel and your 2021 Runcation. We'll be updating as policies and requirements on travel between different countries changes, as well as providing updates to summer 2021 trip dates. You can check it out below!
The Runner's Rec: Transitioning from Winter to Spring Running
Seasonal change is tricky. Depending on where you live, the transition between winter to spring can be filled with heat waves, surprise snowstorms, and a change in outdoor activity routines. We've created some tips below to help you transition to summer running!
1) Start slow
Whether you're coming from ski season or less running due to colder temps, it can be tempting to try and do much too soon to get ready for summer. Embrace the fickleness of spring weather and start ramping up for summer running slowly. This means increasing your weekly mileage slowly (no more than 15% each week), adding uphills (and downhills) back moderately, and being patient with the transition in seasons!
2) Get the right gear
In running, the most essential piece of gear you have is footwear. If you'll be running on trails with tons of melting snow, a trail shoe with a waterproof upper can be helpful for snowy, wet, and muddy trails. Personally I like to run in shoes that have a little more cushioning to them before transitioning back to lighter summer trail shoes to both keep my feet dry and have a little softer impact as I increase mileage.
Warmer temperatures mean more sweat and water/electrolyte loss. To ease the transition, make sure you are staying on top of water intake and adding electrolytes when needed. There are tons of sport nutrition products available, but even adding lemon and a little salt to your water can create an easy electrolyte drink.
4) Get stoked for summer!
Having goals, runs, and trails to look forward to can get you through the difficulty of building back a running routine. Plan something to look forward to!
We could not be more excited to stay in these small mountainside cabins on our long weekend Runcation to Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes this fall. Located in a quiet but central part of town, these refugio style cabins offer trails out the front door and a backyard meadow to enjoy sunrises and sunsets on the Eastern Sierra. Learn more about our itinerary in the link below.
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