Gutted can't run cause of heat ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

Only got 2runs left till I graduate........and haven't been able to run since Sunday...... Can't run in this heat......have ran 3 times a week since I began......thankfully injury free and now the heat has stopped me ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ really am gutted......Am I the only one not running ???? ( can't do early mornings as I leave for work at 6.30 ) .......๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜ฏ #pleaserain lol ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ

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  • It is difficult. This week I've been out running shortly after 6 in the morning to avoid the heat, but even then it's warm and the runs are noticably harder.

  • Really can't do mornings as it would be 5am lol.....and not that brave ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • I didn't think I could run in the mornings either, but it was either that or kissing goodbye to my runs until mid September... So I was up at 6.30 this morning for the third time since the weather changed, and guess what? The world's a whole new, bright place to discover if you force yourself out of your jimmies and into your trainers. No regrets, I promise! Go on,try it out! You can't say no until you've given it a go.

  • not jimmies. JAMMIES. or Jimmy jammies. Sorry, just saw that you leave for work at 6.30 (must be the heat...). Your only option is getting up even earlier, or running late in the evening when the heat goes down. Or pay for an air-conditioned gym room and a treadmill (yawn).

  • I would have to run at 5am ......and as a lone female wouldn't really feel safe.....so will have to wait till it cools a bit ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

  • Have to agree with you!

  • Glad it's not just me lol ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

  • It's too hot for me now Dawn ๐Ÿ˜ณ! I have gym so might do that! Can't believe how how it is...kids fighting and tiny pool deflated lol, it's enough to make me go and run in peace!! X

  • Not it is how hot it is..

  • Lol Pam......really gutted as I really want to run.......but no chance in this weather lol xx

  • It's just started raining here in Suffolk! X

  • Yippee.......hope it travels to me ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ xx

  • You could hit the treadmill when it's hot. Or just go out for a run but realize it might be a shorter run-walk, which will still do you a world of good, and you can finish the program runs on the next cool day. Don't let the weather defeat you, just be kind to yourself for getting out the door and doing something.

  • Don't fancy tredmill......will wait till it's cooler....in this country hopefully won't be long ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

  • I ran on Tuesday after work. 25deg C. Very hard going, but I viewed it as a running time not a running distance challenge. So was slow, but steady.

    My preparation was :

    Very loose clothes

    Water

    Flat course

    Lots of trees for shade.

    Sun block

    Small damp facecloth in my belt to help try and keep my face cool

    And this may be weird, but peppermint oil mixed with water. Dab it on your skin, keeps you cool(ish)

    birchhillhappenings.com/coo...

    Don't beat yourself up if you feel that running in heat is not for you. try a treadmill indoors.

  • Don't fancy tredmill......will have to wait.....hopefully won't be long ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  • Oh Dawn I feel for you! I am lucky that I run on the weekend or the days I work from home (on the other days I leave home at 5.30!!). I have to say the earlier I go out for a run the better - cooler, less traffic, fewer people around - but it's pretty rural here and frankly I feel safer earlier on! It is sure to cool down soon, but as I need to prepare for a possible run in the heat with my Race for Life, I am going to try a couple of later, hotter runs before then, using tips I have found on here:

    Plenty of water before and after

    Go out in wet clothes and hair!

    Take it easy

    And I am taking a facial spray with me to cool me down if I need it!

    I am truly awful in the heat, but I need to conquer it somehow! Not tomorrow though, am heading out at 5.45 for w9r2!!

    Don't be too hard on yourself, do your next runs when you can and when you feel ready!! Xxx

  • Good luck tomorrow Sandi......hopefully I will be doing r2 tomorrow as it says it's going to be cooler......I'm a chicken and where I run wouldn't like to go early....I like people around ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰ they are good tips for running in the heat......xx

  • You can run late evening. Great time. It will be cooler than the heat of the day at least.

  • Will be ok today.....its a lot cooler ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  • If you can convince yourself to run at 5 or so, you may find you will love it. Just give it a try. Who knows, it may surprise you. The air is fresh, there is peace and quiet. It is wonderful.

  • Would love to go out at 5am but would be on edge so wouldn't enjoy it......its a lot cooler today so will be out later ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  • I'm having the same problem, I've not been for a run for 2 weeks because of the heat. I cant run in a morning as my husband leaves for work at 5am and I've got my 2 year old at home during the day. I'm worried about losing my fitness.

  • Hopefully now we will both be back out as its a lot cooler ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  • I like to run late evening. You can get your husband to babysit. Your baby will probably be in bed later on anyway. Where there's a will .....

  • I'm not running in the heat either. But I cycle in the evening instead. I am a morning person where running is concerned as I cannot run after a meal, but cycling is different. Beside that way, I avoid hoards of mosquitoes.

    But back to normal next week as the weather will revert to normal... in Sweden at least.

    Happy running everyone.

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