Well it seems like Summer 2019 has well and truly arrived. We’ve had some glorious weather lately but this does make it difficult to run comfortably. Here’s some of the things I do to make running in the heat easier.
This seems so basic but we’re all guilty of not drinking enough water. Make sure you drink plenty before you go and run and then take water with you. If you’re carrying water you can also use it to pour over you too! After a run I like to use the Science in Sport hydration tablets in a pint of water.
This too sounds so basic but take precautions. I’m talking a hat, a UV protection t-shirt, light coloured clothes, sunglasses and of course sun cream!
Running in the heat can really take it out of you. Slowing the pace down will help you stay cooler and keep some energy so you don’t burn out too quickly. There will be plenty of other runs in cooler weather where you can push the pace.
Avoid the Heat
If I know it’s going to be a scorcher I’ll try and run as early as possible as it’s cooler in a morning. You could always run in the evening too when the sun has started to drop. I always try to run in the shade where possible too.
Do you have any tips for running in the heat?