My husband read an article in a 'Mens Health' magazine yesterday concerning middle age women runners keeping cool. Well I thought I was cool anyway but...
Stanford University in the USA undertook a study of middle age women runners, many of whom tended to 'overheat' during a run. Being one of these women I think I know what they mean lol, internal thermostat doesn't work properly.
Anyway the women in the study took a small bottle of iced water out on their runs, this was found to cool the blood as it circulates round the body, through the hands and there was less occurance of the 'overheating'. This in turn led to the women being able to run further for longer before getting really hot.
Well I tried this today and yes it works, I certainly kept cooler for longer and yes I think my run was better. A little strange to begin with as the bottle is really cold, but definately give it a try if you get hot, specially in this humid weather, men or women of course