The Heat is On: Are You Ready to Avoid Heat Exhaustion?

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The Heat is On: Are You Ready to Avoid Heat Exhaustion?

When spring turns to summer, runners might find themselves going from a 50-degree morning to a 75-degree morning without much warning. If that happens to you, pay attention to how you feel while running on those first hot mornings.

Most people need some time to acclimate to warmer weather. Be smart and don't push the pace, and start thinking about how you will have access to water on your long training runs.

Running in hot weather is its own challenge, but you can keep up with your training schedule if you stay smart and modify as needed. If you start feeling dizzy or chilled, stop and walk, and get into some shade if possible, and cut the workout short. There will always be a better weather day!



3/11/2012 6:30:01 PM
ashley said:

this tip really helps me now when i run on hot days.

4/12/2012 6:19:28 PM
Heidi said:

I'm glad it was helpful!


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