+1 on what Cougs said. What are you wearing - are you wearing cotton T Shirts? That might be the cause of the itching as the wet material is snagging on your skin. Get a loose fitting technical top -either a running top of a basketball vest or somehting like that..... it will wick the sweat away from your skin. It is normal to heat up when exercising - an engine stays cool on tick over and gets hot when worked.
Winter is a while away, so useful to get this sorted before it starts snowing!
It should improve if you stick with it.
Running in warm weather is always harder for me, I feel like I'm carrying something heavy, and sweat buckets. You do get used to it after a while, but this summer it's never been warm for long enough to get used to it!
Having a cool shower when you get in helps - start with the water just warm, and gradually turn in down.
Derek - everybody has that problem if they jump in the shower immediately they get in and are still hot - you just keep sweating after, I'm always like that at the gym when I don't wait until cool before showering.
Sweating is a sign that your body is efficiently keeping your core temperature down and that is why you keep sweating until you have completely returned to normal after activity which usually takes 20 minutes or so for me - more if it is warm in the house for example.
The prickliness may just be a reflection of the sweating - I get a lot of stinging when sweating due to the salt, but i just accept that it is part of the deal when you exercise even if it isn't very pleasant.
It's usually coolest first thing in the morning, so if you can face getting up at sunrise then go for that. Humidity will make it harder to keep cool too, so keep an eye on that.
You could try wearing an ice vest before you run, but that may be taking things a bit too far.
I'd give up then!
Derek- I would NOT take Lardarses advice- keep going, it will get easier and more enjoyable. I used to go beetroot red, and sweat a lot, but it gets better as you get fitter.
If you get to the point where you can run for 30 minutes without topping, you may well find that you begin to enjoy it- it is always the first 20 minutes or so of running that feel hardest, so if you aren't doing much more than that, it's no wonder most of it feel tough.
I understand what you may be going through, but unlike the other responses, I beleiev it may be more than just warm weather. You my have a thyroid condition which is precipitating the response. Also some hypothalamus issues may be at play. I work with a few patients who have issues like yours - usually male late 30's to 50's who notice it because they run/workout a lot. I have also seen this in some diabetic patients.
I dont share all of that to scare you but perhaps getting looked at by your local physician and having some simple tests done may give you a peace when it comes to this.
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