Hot Run

I know everyone has bad runs and last night I had the worst run I have had for ages. I had to stop several times. It was really hot and it made me question whether I should take my running shoes to Spain with me in July. (I will be going as a 'runner' for the first time!) I was looking forward to running early in the morning for about half my usual time but now I am a bit worried about how I will feel in a hotter climate. Can anyone offer any advice please?

Thanks

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  • i guess, when the weather is genuinely hot ( as in Spain type hot) early morning would seem to be the best time ... it always still seems warm even till late in the evening? hydration everyone will say, i suppose, becomes more important in the heat.. as you will lose through perspiration so much more.. and that does/can affect muscle capacity...

    i know when i go to Spain on holiday i see a LOT of people running early morning, relatively fewer early evening...

  • I wouldn't make any decisions about taking your shoes on holiday yet. This bad run might just have been 'a bad run'. One of those things that just happens for no discernible reason. See how you get on next time. You might be fine. Anaverageman is right, hydration is everything when running in the heat. Very best of luck, Trish :)

  • Take your shoes! You'll regret it if you get there and find it's perfect weather for running! Don't forget your sun cream...

  • Sunscreen, early morning/late evening runs and most importantly, slow down and enjoy!

  • Thank you all for you advice. Will I be able to run in sunglasses or is a cap better?

  • When I go to Spain, I go running early morning, but drink plenty of water before running. Its always a slower run with some walking. I find it quite pleasant to run in a different location and the weather's better!

    Take the trainers and don't worry about going at a fast pace.

  • Fab post, I wanted to ask exactly the same questions!!! Hate the heat but love running and don't want to miss 2 weeks in August!!๐ŸŒž

  • I had 10 days in Spain in may, early morning running works the best, trouble with the evenings is its still hot and humid. Just take it easy, no need to be breaking any speed records. I was still on the C25K when there and played the music on the podcast. Amazingly a song came on about a girl in an orange grove, just as I ran past some orange trees! Set me up for the day.

  • We were in Spain a couple of weeks ago. We ran early evening and found it very different to running here. We have been advised to have energy drinks next time we go. I am going over for school summer holidays so still want to run but am considering going out late evening and wearing lots of fluorescent bits. Think will just take it easy and slow down if too much. Some running better than no running. Have a great holiday.