I`m with you Carol.
The only advantage of slogging through the warm summer weather is that when it cools down in the autumn, running becomes much easier - just in time for my autumn marathon.
Summer running has one big plus - it`s light. None of those horrible cold, wet and very dark mornings (or evenings).
Just been out here in Ipswich - about 21C and very little wind.
I prefer it cooler - would be better to head out in the evening when the temp is dropping. However, work and home life make it much easier for me to train in my lunchtimes.
I'm not particularly fond of this sort of weather period, nevermind running in it.
Everyone else seems to love days like this but I just feel lethargic (even moreso than usual), sticky and uncomfortable the whole time. Trying to get to sleep in this weather is bloody annoying too.
I think I'm built for colder climites to tell the truth, I hardly feel the cold at all but I'm not good at all with heat. Anything over 20 degrees is pushing it as far as I'm concerned, I'd much rather a sunny winters day.
Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to draw the curtians and sulk until about the middle of september
But didn't you hear the weather forecasters a couple of weeks ago? They confidently predicted that this summer was going to be an absolute scorcher...
So yeah, you're probably right
awww, what party poopers!
I love running in the sunshine with a hint of cut grass, bbqs and suncream in the air. And the prospect of an ice lolly for when i get home.
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Summer running happens so fast, summer running it never lasts. Running dreams ripped at the seams, but ah oh those summer runs ah well ah well ah huh. Went for a 5am run this morning, nice and bright and mild. You could try running earlier in the morning or later in the evening when it's cooler.
I go to work at 5am some days, and it isn't cool then, it's f#cking freezing!
I like to run around dinner time, when it's hottest, love the sun.
I like running in the heat, it helps with the training. True heat does sap my energy. Just came back from over an hour in the heat. Luckly I'm so thin that I hardly sweat, but feel better, especially working on the tan!
I do an early run, which I do for speed, so I run a very fast pace then for around 45 mins. The later heat running is more longer, but slower, however I do increase to a sprint every now and then to keep my HR higher.
Or later in the evenings
I find it saps my energy too running in the heat but try and find solace by running in shade where possible.
love running in this weather! you'll all be moaning soon that its wet, windy and too cold!
enjoy the it while it lasts!
We all like a good moan. Gives us something to talk about.
I find it a struggle running when it's hot. But this summer is going to be all about getting over that - I entered the run to the beat half, and then afterwards remembered it's often pretty warm the end of september
My problem is i hate runnign carrying water, but would often like a drink on a run when it's warm. What I need is a trainer to follow me on a bike or something!
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