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Hot weather

I did W3R2 today, for the first time it was under 20° and it did make running a bit easier. But starting Saturday our weatherman is threatening us with temps well over 30° until the middle of next week. Any tips for running in hot weather? How much of what to eat/drink, before/during/after the run? I'll go in the woods in the evenings but it's still going to be pretty warm, and I can't go in the early morning because my back needs a few hours to get going every day.

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For the past few weeks I've been running in temperatures around there and it's been pretty tough. Sometimes I go out earlier in the morning when it's a bit cooler but evening can be good too as there is more shade to run in.

I've started wearing a cap so that my head and face stay cooler and occasionally take water with me too, as the heat can get you very dehydrated which makes the run a million times harder. I actually find running in the sun is the hardest thing, so if you're in the woods you should be fairly well covered. Good luck!


This is my third go at replying, the others seem to have got lost somewhere... Thanks for the cap idea, now it seems really obvious but I hadn't thought of it for myself! I'm going to try to get up a bit earlier tomorrow and go before the heat hits us. Fingers crossed :-)


i hate going when its so warm, i feel guildty admitting it but the last time i ventured out was last Monday. evenings are still sooooo warm - supposed to be cooler Mon & Tue


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