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Old 06-30-2008, 08:42 PM
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Running outside while its HOT

Now that the weather as been heating up I've noticed my runs are more tiring, even though I've been running the same distance when the weater was cooler. Other than going early in the morning or in the early evening and bringing water with you during your run, how do you cope with the heat?
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:29 PM
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I always try to run kind of in the late afternoons. I can't run as well when I'm in the heat.

But if you prefer to run when the sun's out, make sure to drink tons of water, before, during, and after your run, lots of sunscreen, sunglasses, and proper workout attire (shorts, tank top)
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Run faster to create more cooling by convection... =p
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Dri-fit hat (that I lost ), minimal gear, lots of pre-watering and post-Powerading (to help retain fluids).
Don't push yourself too hard, because it's a lot easier to get dehydrated.

You can pore water on a little towel and stick it on your head (under your hat!) for a quicker cool-down (or during your run if you don't mind water running down your back - may be refreshing).

ETA: I'm having one of the moments where I cannot for the life of me remember how to spell a word. Pore? wth?
POUR water
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:01 PM
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ETA: I'm having one of the moments where I cannot for the life of me remember how to spell a word. Pore? wth?
POUR water
Lol, I've been doing that a lot too.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:08 PM
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I run at 5:30 in the morning if i can to avoid the heat; i also don't beat myself up if i'm running slower in the heat. lots of water right after my run too.
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:41 PM
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Run in the woods where there's shade?
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:39 AM
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Run in the woods where there's shade?
Eh, not really possible where I live. Too many bugs too...
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:06 AM
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Go run at 12AM.
It's quite refreshing in the night.
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I always try to run kind of in the late afternoons. I can't run as well when I'm in the heat.

But if you prefer to run when the sun's out, make sure to drink tons of water, before, during, and after your run, lots of sunscreen, sunglasses, and proper workout attire (shorts, tank top)
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Drink lots of water before, and stop for water somewhere during your run...I usually bring my debit card or 2-3 bucks and stop at convenience store and buy water during longer runs, since I can't carry it with me because it bothers me. Also, follow up with some sort of sports drink w/ electrolytes.
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Ultimately you will just have to slow down a little in the summer. I am not a morning person; aside from my weekend long runs (4am start time) I usually run just before sunset. Even at 4am it's usually 80+ degrees with 90% humidity. Sucks.

If you are running longer than a few miles, water is really not a good fluid replacement in the extreme heat. Sweat is not pure water so it doesn't make sense to replace it with such. You should try something like Gatorade or Gatorade Tiger. If you are not a fan of HFCS or the flavor of sports drinks in general, you could try an electrolyte supplement like NUUNs or S! Caps. If you are running a few miles you're probably ok, but I don't think water alone is a good idea for runs longer than 5 or 6 miles in the summer.

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