running in this heat

how do you do it?!! - i baked!

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19/06/2005 at 23:03
the humidity probably makes it worse in some ways


try soaking those caps in icy water (or tie some ice cubes into that rolled up bandana round your neck!)

oh and the ice cold beer afterwards - make sure you rehydrate properly first before you drink the beer - alchohol will dehydrate you even more
20/06/2005 at 07:58
I hear u! I'm running in a gym in Japan, with no air con or fan and it's humid as hell. Today I was bright red, dripping sweat from places I didn't know could sweat and dying quietly. Pleasurable??!
It's just gonna get hotter and more humid - like working out in a steam room. I can't quit running and my gym is free so what to do?!
20/06/2005 at 08:03
Agree with going out as early as possible - I went out at 5 today!

Also, being rather rorund and wobbly I don't like wearing just my bra (which looks like a crop top) on it's own so I wear my baggy gilet, I get a bit of a breeze without feeling exposed!
20/06/2005 at 08:03
rorund = rotund!
20/06/2005 at 12:32
I decided to do a 10 k yesterday in the lovely heat, I found that getting yourself over-heated and rather delirious helps, before you know it you forget about the heat and running due to the hallucinations.
I was on top of the world by the time I had finished, with my second skin affect soaked clothes, slicked down hair and bug caked face (sweat is like glue to those critters).

I highly recommend it.
20/06/2005 at 12:54
I did 10M yesterday in the afternoon heat (part of a 10x10M relay)Was 20 mins slower than expected and wouldn't have got round but for Mrs RD driving round with me and passing me water every mile.
Best advice is don't run if its too hot. Potential for serious problems through heat exhaustion whereas a day off won't do any harm.
20/06/2005 at 13:06
i did the blackpool marathon yesterday in 30 degree heat - not recommended!
20/06/2005 at 13:25
I compromised by doing a brisk 13 mile walk yesterday and going swimming on Saturday.

I was able to do these with other people so I didn't miss out on enjoying the weather with friends as well. Out tonight for a run - as forest runner says, the only way to deal with it is to get used to it.
20/06/2005 at 14:11
that's hard enough TMW:o- I was out walking for 4 hours this AM - swarm:O-
20/06/2005 at 14:47
Did meret a woman finishing her plod at about 9:30 am when on me round. She said she did an hour -phew!!
24/06/2005 at 20:43
Hoped for a lovely hot run today and was planning to do it around midday. It was very wet and thundery at that time, but the sun had come out again by 2:00pm.

I went out with short and Nike Free trainers (no socks) and vest in hand (just in case) as well as a drink. Glorious weather for 6 or 7 miles and then the rain came, and then the thunder and lightning. My Nike Free trainers got totally waterlogged and were so squelchy that I had to cut 2.5 miles off my planned 14 miles.

I need more, not less, hot weather. It's bound to be hot at Wycombe in two weeks time and I want to be ready for it.

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