Most of the country has been in a heat wave the last couple of weeks. That means high temps well above normal and high humidity to match. And that can spell trouble for runners.
I know most runners think they can handle any type of weather but extreme heat is different. It can literally kill.
The August issue of Runner’s World has a good article about running in the heat and the risks it brings. It’s a long article but worth the read. But here’s the bottom line – be smart, reduce your pace and distance, cool your insides BEFORE you run, hydrate before, during and after and you’ll live to run another day.