It’s hot y'all. Really hot. In fact, here in Atlanta, it’s been close to or above 90 for the past week. We don’t know about you all, but when it's 90 degrees, we don’t feel very motivated to run. However, we all know that our goals don’t stop just because it’s hot. And we can’t simply NOT run for 3 months. So what do we do? We learn to work with the heat instead of against it.
Unfortunately, summer weather usually also means high humidity. Heat and humidity are a double-whammy. The higher the humidity, the more saturated the air is with water, and the harder it is for you to cool off because sweat simply cannot evaporate due to the already saturated air.
Because of this, it’s important to stay adequately hydrated and not just with water, but also with beverages that replace the electrolytes lost through sweating (think Gatorade or Powerade) those types.
Additionally, Runner’s World recommends the following:
We hope this helps! Feel free to comment with any of your favorite hot weather running tips!