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Six Strategies For Safe Summer Running

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Jun 14, 2013
  • Updated Oct 7, 2013 at 8:57 PM UTC
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2. Take Cover

Tans are nice, but sun burns and skin cancer are not. A sport sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher is a must, but additional covering in the form of a hat, sunglasses and lightweight, longsleeve moisture-wicking t-shirt will best protect you from exposure to the sun. Look for sunglasses with a high UV protection rating and keep an eye out for apparel that has an SPF rating, which will serve as an extra layer of protection between the sun and your sunscreen-smeared skin.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College, he coaches both elite and age-group runners and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica at the 2012 Olympics. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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