You Can’t Beat the Heat

Be smart in the heat

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.
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