Running in the Heat

It’s hot out there, but you don’t have to give up your running routine just because it’s summertime. Here are a few tips to keep you running through the summer:

  • Avoid the hottest temperatures by getting up earlier, or wait until evening.
  • Carry water with you, or plan a route that has water fountains along the way.
  • Use sunblock and Chapstick to protect your skin.
  • Wear lightweight and light colored clothing.
  • Wear a visor to keep the sun out of your eyes without trapping heat. It will protect the skin on your face as well.
  • Plan your route with shade in mind.
  • Slow down. Allow yourself a minimum 30 seconds more per mile.

By putting safety first and following these tips, you can run through the summer and feel great when fall arrives.