5 Tips For Summer Running

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While surfing the net in search of health tips, I came across an interesting to-do list for runners venturing into the summer heat. Below, @jason_devaney1 gives a few pointers on how to remain active and healthy when running  during the dog days of summer.

 1. Hydrate

Hydration is never more important than during a hot summer run. Your body heats up as you work out, and some people can lose five or 10 pounds of sweat during a long run. You can do one of three things: Drive your running route ahead of time and stash some water and sports drink in various spots, bring a fuel belt, or leave cold drinks at your house and run a loop past it every few miles so you can drink up.

2. Dress Lightly

Now is clearly not the time of year to be wearing running pants or heavy base layers. A pair of light, breathable running shorts, along with a top made of a wicking material, is all you need. Throw on a hat and sunglasses to protect your scalp and face from the sun, and wear sunscreen—particularly on your nose, arms, neck, and legs (the back of my calves always burn). If you’re wearing a tank top, be sure to get your shoulders.

3. Be Prepared

You should be prepared for every run, whether it’s 20 degrees and snowing, 85 and sunny and everything in between. Being prepared means bringing identification (try a Road ID), cash and/or a credit card and a phone. You never know what can happen out there. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are very serious … if you start to feel ill, call for help or flag down a motorist.

 4. Cool Down

When you return home from your summer run, you’re most likely drenched with sweat and feeling overheated. Grab a drink of cold water and hop in the shower. Turn the water as cold as you can stand it and let your body cool down. Or, if you’re feeling particularly bold, give yourself an ice bath and bring your body temperature down to a normal level again.

 5. Ease Into It

After months of running in colder temperatures your body won’t be used to pounding out 15 miles in the hot summer sun. So don’t jump right into it. If you have a long run scheduled and the forecast calls for temperatures in the 90s, head out before sunrise when it’s not as warm. Or wait until the evening. Try to run along shady paths as much as possible. After a few weeks your body will adapt—but don’t become complacent. If it’s too hot or if you’re not prepared, it’s better to wait a day than to to go put yourself in potential danger.

 

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RetroSuperfuture ShoeGame: Marty McFly’s Futuristic Self-Lacing Trainers Coming 2015

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Nike is developing a version of Marty McFly’s futuristic self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future II. Formerly a fictional concept, the autonomous fastening system either loosens or tightens the upper laces without intervention from the wearer, a system that is particularly helpful for people with motoring disabilities. Nike’s lead designer Tinker Hatfield is reported to have said at a recent press conference that the futuristic shoes will arrive right on time for 2015, which is when McFly first wore them in the movie.

Read more: Nike is Making Marty McFly’s Futuristic Self-Lacing Trainers Right on Time for 2015 |

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RENAISSANCE ART SPONSORED BY NIKE

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Created by art director Davide Bedoni, the Swoosh Art project takes recognizable paintings from the renaissance and beyond, and turns them into unabashed Nike ads. In each painting, the swoosh is inserted so that it is central to the action–sometimes even woven through the limbs of the painting’s subject. It obviously looks rather jarring to see art refurbished into ads, but this work of satire doesn’t seem beyond the realm of possibility. [Read more...]

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“We Run DC” Footwear Exclusives

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In honor of yesterdays Nike Women Half Marathon D.C., Nike Georgetown has released the “We Run DC” limited collection, a set of exclusive women’s shoes made up of the Nike Free 5.0+, the Nike Roshe Run Woven and the Nike Studio Wrap Pack. Check them out [Read more...]

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Nike Air Max FB Pack

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Get a closer look at the upcoming release of the Nike Air Max 1 FB Pack, dropping in two eye-catching colorways. After recent releases the likes of the “Home Turf” London and an Engineered Mesh Pack that showcase Nike’s technical prowess, the AM1 FB Pack returns with two strong colorways across their mesh, leather, and rubber builds, including a Black/Pink Flash/Mint and a Metallic Silver/Current Blue, both rocking the pop long their full-length mudguard. The Air Max units also pick up some complementary colors down in the crisp, white midsoles, but the Swoosh stamped inside the in-sole ratchet back up the heat. Peep them HERE

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Nike WMNS Air Max 1 Hyperfuse Premium

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Nike continues to do their best to woo the lady sneakerheads with the arrival of this new Air Max 1 Hyperfuse Premium in a very spring colorway. Built with the brand’s new signature uniform construction, this hybrid runner uses Hyper Blue across its upper above its white base, which is protected by a Total Crimson mudguard. Hits of orange accent the look on the inner liner and the top eyelets, while blue laces tie the look together. Take a closer look at this new Women’s Air Max 1 Hyperfuse Premium after the jump and make sure to mark your calendars for its June 2013 release.(Via)

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Nike Flyknit Lunar1+

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Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ construction reduces our typical footwear waste by an average of 80%. That looks good in any color.

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Lycra joins Levi’s, Nike in move aimed to shrink carbon footprint

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Next time you see a group of oversized January dieters jumping around in undersized lycra, try not to be so offended, because the makers of the stretchy fabric are taking steps to go green. Swiss company INVISTA, owner of the Lycra brand, announced last week that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), which counts high profile brands including Nike, Marks & Spencer and Levi’s among its members. SAC last year unveiled the Higg Index aiming to help clothing companies identify opportunities to reduce the environmental and social impacts of their products. INVISTA has said it will now help SAC further refine the index, providing data and resources to the group so that its partners can better calculate the environmental impact of the lycra they use in garments.Bob Kirkwood, INVISTA Apparel executive vice-president of marketing and technology, said environmental stewardship is a core principle of its operations around the globe. “INVISTA pursues its sustainability vision through its commitment to manufacturing processes, our products and the environment- while seeking to minimize waste and improve the environmental, health and safety aspects of its products and processes,” he said.

“As a global leader and integrated supplier for the textile industry, we look forward to working with the SAC to advance environmental stewardship and sustainability.”

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CARMELO ANTHONY “PLAYING FOR THE CITY THAT MADE ME” DOCUMENTARY SERIES EP 1

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In conjunction with today’s official launch of the Melo 9, Jordan brand has released a short film, “Playing for the City That Made Me,” exploring the profound connection between Carmelo Anthony and his New York City hometown. To watch [Read more...]

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Nike X-Ray Bones Athletic Pants

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Ladies, now you can equip hype for sports with these new “tights” X-Ray Bones at Nike. [Read more...]

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Nike HQ Canteen in Portland

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The US office of UXUS has been commissioned to design of the Nike HQ canteen in Portland. The result is quite impressive, the whole design is very coherent with a great urban sport style peculiar to Nike.

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Nike: Find Your Greatness. — Jogger

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Nike Portland Community Store

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Nike Portland Community Store from Instrument on Vimeo.

Nike’s first factory and community store invests time and volunteer hours to bring people together, create positive change and make sport available to all. This is the story of the Nike Portland Community Store.

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Nike: Voices

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Nike celebrates how far women’s sports have come by featuring elite athletes who defied convention—women who wanted to play so badly, they wrote their own rules. #MAKETHERULES
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Nike Turns The World Into A Real Super Mario Bros

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Nike has unleashed “Game On, World” as a way of using fitness data as a springboard for Nike+ wearers to work harder. Throughout the spot, we see pro-athletes leap through the air into drainpipes à la Mario and Luigi of the classic Super Marios Brothers Game and barrel through levels like Sonic the Hedgehog. Speed is of the essence as the series of challenges aim to inspire all Nike+ wearers to exceed their personal bests.

The Nike+ fitness tracking system has been around for years, but integrating the technology with shoes has only been introduced in the last year. For basketball there’s the Nike Hyperdunk+, and for men/ women’s training Lunar Hyper workout+ and Lunar TR 1+. All feature the new Nike+ Pressure Sensor that tracks its wearer’s movement with their movement data wirelessly transferred to apps (available on iOS 4S phones only).

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Nike+ FuelBand “Ice” – Clear Colorway

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Purportedly sighted on Mark Parker’s wrist when the Nike CEO presented the original Nike+ FuelBand back in January, most thought of the “transparent” Nike+ FuelBand to be Nike-exec only model, till now. Worn in public by tennis pro Serena Williams during her most recent appearance at Wimbledon, Nike officially announced the availability of Nike+ FuelBand “Ice” or in the clear colorway. [Read more...]

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Nike Football Commercial – “Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Rafa Nadal”

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