I didn’t realise that next week where I am there will be a heat wave on one of my run days (at the time I run it’s about 17 degrees but will feel like 20 - I sound awful but I don’t cope with the heat brilliantly) - do any of you runners not run at all on that day and wait until a cooler day or how do you gear up/prepare for the more hotter weather? I run early on purpose so it isn’t hot, but don’t want to ruin my running schedule by missing a day!
How does everyone cope with heat? : I didn’t... - Couch to 5K
How does everyone cope with heat?
I’m out the door by 8 am if it’s hot.
I try to go out early even though I prefer running midmorning but I really struggle in the heat. A couple of weeks ago when we had a really warm spell I changed one of my running days to a cooler day. This coming week I'm considering changing days as well - it's looking way too warm (for me!) midweek 🌡️🔥😳
I am potentially considering it 😬 one of my run days are Wednesday and it looks a bit too hot for my liking 😖
Yep, that's exactly the day I'm trying to avoid! 🥵
Early, early morning tends to be a bit cooler than the evening, even if you leave running until quite late. At least things like roads etc have had a bit of a chance to cool down overnight, whereas on an evening they still hold all their heat from the days sun. Don’t forget to drink even more water ! Too be honest when it’s really hot I usually take water with me as I normally need it at some point.
Yeah might end up taking a bottle of water with me for my Wednesday run and maybe leaving a tad earlier than I usually do 😂 thank you
Oh yeah, I forgot to say I've started drinking a lot more water and now I even keep a bottle on my bedside table overnight. Might start taking a bottle with me, so far I've managed without but I always chew gum or my mouth and throat get way too dry!
I drink about 8 glasses of water a day so hopefully that's enough 😬 I'd be too scared to chew gum incase I choked on it hahaha, but that makes sense. Thank you for the advice
Wear as little as possible (seriously), slow your pace right down and make take a little cold water with you (or ice cold cloth) and dab it on your neck and wrists when you feel hot.
Awesome ok, I'll make sure I have something like that to bring with me for Wednesday then. Thank you!
It is light before 5am these days and if it is going to be hot, that is when I will be running.
Extra hydration in the preceding 24 hours.
Didn't think of that - I'm usually out the door by 6am but might go a little bit earlier for that run if it makes the slightest difference. Thank you!
Same, I run around 6am when it is much cooler. When it is mid-teen to twenties it is far too hot. Sucks all the energy out of you.
That's what I'm worried about hahah, I'm so used to running in 10-13 degrees, so can't imagine doing that running in near twenties 😬
I find avoidance works pretty well 😂 I generally run in the evening anyway, but on those extra warm days if I have to go I go late, like getting dark late 😊
6am up and out there....should still be cool at that time...hopefully 🤔
I tend to go out really early as I too struggle with the heat. It can still be unbearable but much better than waiting for later.
I know some people prefer to go out in the evening but I haven't tried this.