My friend who does marathons gave me the advice in the pic yesterday so I thought I’d pass it on. Hope it’s helpful!
Advice for running in the heat: My friend who... - Couch to 5K
Great advice from your friend SeejillRun, perhaps the 4pm is a little soon as sometime the max temperature in the UK is about that time, other places the max is around 1pm.
Great advice. I like the part of showing some flesh. We had a very hot summer last year and I wore as little as possible and still be considered "decent" for a 45 year old woman 😳😂. Of course, I spend my time in the summer running isolated trails, so only a rare few have to experience that sight (my running partner, her dog and the occasional other trail runner or horse rider) 😱
I could definitely wear less than I do currently but I’m not quite comfortable enough to expose my belly flab just yet, my trail isn’t quite isolated enough for that 😂😩
Problem is the less you wear, where do you keep all the important things like Smartphone, keys of your house, answer, a runner belt, I bought one the other day, the dearer they are, the more pouches there are, especially for distances longer than 10K.
I would add hydration and appropriate diet, more important than ever. Also, run in the shade if possible. Finally, l ran in temperatures above 30C with high humidity and the key is to run just after dawn or when the sun sets. Or you will suffer big time.
Hydration definitely but I’m curious to know how appropriate diet can help on hot days. Am I missing something?
In the heat I tend to eat less (drink more water) and try to avoid anything like pies, curry, even bbq when it gets too warm. I’ll go with stuff like grilled fish, cold pasta and salads, anything that’s easier on the stomach. You simply cannot cover 10K in hot weather having fuelled on roast pork & hot potatoes.
Good advice... judging by parkrun this Saturday I wouldn’t have liked it if it was a 10am start... only just avoided a walk break in the last mile as it was!
Last summer I was out at 9 and 10 at night... so I’m also not sure of 4pm, but I guess it depends on the day, ideally I want to run at around 45-55F, not sure it got that cool before midnight last year, but if that’s the case again this year I can save on sunscreen!
I like the sound of that n I’d love to run later but I don’t fancy going on the trail I run on alone much beyond early evening really. That leaves me with roads, which are all up long hills plus I’ve not got road running shoes. So I guess I’ll be giving running in the earlier morning a go
I got to parkrun at 8 and watched the temperature go from perfect to “this is gonna hurt” while I waited for 9am... so I guess I’ll be running at 8. That said we have rain forecast Tuesday onwards and thunderstorms mid week... so back to afternoons then 😂
Bet you wished you were volunteering instead of running lol. 8 sounds bearable, or even 9 as long as it’s still about 15 degrees though cooler would be better. I’m actually looking forward to the rain ☔️😂
I’m still over 1 volunteer credit a week since July... not far off 50 individual days now! Just been out and car is reading 77, people running everywhere, guess they have a lot more endurance!
Or a lot less sense 😂 My daughter did an organised 5k run today that started at 11, she said she was dying by the end of it 🥵
That’s a fantastic amount of volunteering! I can’t wait till I have a car again so I can go to our local Parkrun 🚙 🏃♀️
How far is it? You could jog there as a warmup 🤣
Juniors is amazing so I’m there 9/10 weeks... I was helping at the Saturday one, even did some voluntourism, but currently my plan is giving me a 3 mile run every week, so I’m doing them as parkrun and will probably volunteer again when the plan gets nasty... oops, I mean when all runs are either speed or above 5k 😂
It’s 15 minutes in the car so not likely to be jogging there anytime soon 😂 They sound like great events though. Good luck with your plan!
If it's very hot then dunk your whole head in water before you run and have some freezer chilled towels on standby for afterwards. Total bliss.
The other day I had to lift my top up and hold it in my bra I was so hot. I thought about potential people seeing me and then I thought, they will probably just be admiring of this amazing athlete 😂
You’re braver than me then, I’m not ready to expose my flab just yet n if small kids n grown men think I’m walking then nobody’s thinking I’m an amazing athlete 🤣🤣🤣
Haha I don’t think people really wld have thought that of me... just trying to do positive conditioning
Well done...useful advice.. as is the pinned post from Realfoodieclub