Thursday, August 18, 2011

Can someone turn the heat down please?

I was once quoted as saying I'd rather run in the heat than get up early. I will eat my words! 107 sweltering degrees out today! Really? I am starting to rethink this "Sweet Carolina" living.

One Thursday evening I felt like I was going to die during my 5 mile run, and my time showed it also. That Saturday I got up early and ran 10 miles, I wasn't even tired when I finished! Honestly I was amazed at how different I felt without the heat and humidity.

Here are some things I have learned about running in the heat.

  • It takes about 2 weeks for your body to adjust to the heat.
  • Running at the same time everyday will help with this adjustment.
  • HYDRATE! Make sure to drink while you are running. At least 4 oz every 20 minutes.
  • Weigh yourself before and after you run; if you lost weight you did not drink enough.

These are just a few basics. If you want to read more running tips let me know. If you have any to add to the list email me at liamfudgeATyahooDOTcom

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