And, I end up running in almost all of it. So here are a few things I've been doing to cope with running in the heat:
- Water. I bring water on every run...even the 3 milers. When it is hot, I tend to feel slightly dehydrated even before I start running. It just feels good to have the water with me.
- Timing. I was up at 6 on Sunday so that I could get my long run in before it got too hot. Last Wednesday, I was out running at 8pm- when the sun was starting to set. Anything to avoid wilting in the full power of the sun.
- Location. Even if it means running up the mountain, it is much better to run where there is shade. Tree cover is a good thing. Baking on the sidewalk? Not so much. Also, I try to run where I know I can refill my water bottles- either at water fountains or at convenience stores.
What are your hot weather running tips? How hot is too hot for you?