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Running in the heat..

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Ive just run week 9,run 1 and I feel pretty tired. Not surprising as I have never ever run for 30 mins before but was wondering how much difference running in the heat makes? I normally run at 10am. Think I should get out earlier to avoid the heat but im not an early morning person!

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IannodaTruffe profile image

It is much easier to run in the cool of the morning.

If it gets really hot in midsummer I will be out at 5:30 in the morning.

I never understand people who chose to run in the heat of the day.

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GoGo_JoJoGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

We're just masochists! 😂🤣

The 26 miler I did on the hottest day of the year last year was actually really pleasant. After a while you get so hot you don't even notice anymore 😂🤣

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IannodaTruffeMentor in reply to GoGo_JoJo

It just puts so much more strain on your body, Jo, which is one thing I am constantly trying to minimise to maximise performance.

You can keep the Marathon des Sables...........

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GoGo_JoJoGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Not sure I'd want to dabble in that one either! Looks hellish.

It's true though, it can add a lot of strain. I have to work outdoors physically anyway so I guess it prepared me well. I used to struggle massively in heat but now can take it in my stride.

GoGo_JoJo profile image

If mornings aren't your thing try early evening after the worst is over or even a bit later in the twilight. Much cooler

Lizcanrun profile image

The heat got to me this morning as well - it's exhausting and that was at 8.45. Must make us fitter!

TomatoRun profile image

I’m not a morning person but remember the maximum temperature is around 4pm when it has had a chance to build up, not when the sun is at its peak around noon. I work out a shaded route to keep as cool as possible and find that this is quite enjoyable

Dtay1978 profile image

I always run in the evening to avoid the heat 😊

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