Tips for Hot Weather Running!

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:

  • Avoid running during the middle of the day, usually the hottest time.
  • Plan shady routes and/or routes with water fountains.
  • Wear loose fitting, light-colored, tech clothing that wicks away sweat and dries quickly.
  • Consume adequate amounts of water and sports drink.
  • Wear sunblock/sunscreen
  • Slow your run pace down to adjust for heat and humidity.


We hope this helps! Feel free to comment with any of your favorite hot weather running tips! 




Kenya Jackson-Saulters
Kenya Jackson-Saulters

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4 Responses

Govind Rao
Govind Rao

August 29, 2017

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Chau
Chau

August 19, 2017

Great article. Thanks for sharing your tips. Running in hot weather is like carrying another person on your back.

Katie
Katie

August 04, 2017

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