Warm weather running

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29/05/2009 at 14:16
I hate to be a killjoy but am I the only one who prefers the weather slightly cooler when it comes to running? When I run in heat as we've got at the moment (ie up to mid 20's C) it just saps my energy and I feel incredibly lethargic. Hence the training suffers and whereas I love to be outdoors I end up running on the treadmill indoors (assuming the gym's air conditioning is working that is!) or just don't feel like it at all. My usual weekly mileage is about 20 miles so we're not talking great distances, but I am quite serious about it and wonder if it's just me?????????? I can't believe how when the weather warms up I see more runners about outdoors than ever!
29/05/2009 at 14:31

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).

29/05/2009 at 14:42
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.

29/05/2009 at 15:14
I can't stand running in this sort of weather. I like it cold.
mellifera    pirate
29/05/2009 at 15:29
I don't find it comfortable but since often race when/where it's hot I'm glad of the chance to acclimatise!
29/05/2009 at 15:32

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.

29/05/2009 at 15:36

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

29/05/2009 at 15:48
I'm with u ghost rider. At 5.30 this morning it was lovely and sunny and not too warm. Can't handle it too hot!
29/05/2009 at 16:46
sheddy - this is the UK.  I doubt you'll have to wait until September until you can safely open your curtains again.  I'd give it until Tuesday next week and the best (or worst depending on your view point) of summer will be over!
29/05/2009 at 17:13

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

Iron Pingu    pirate
29/05/2009 at 17:31
I love the sun, but MUCH prefer running when it's cool.  Running in the heat is a killer.
29/05/2009 at 20:06
Hee hee sheddy.  You sound like me.  I rant at the TV when the forecasters come on.  Why do we devote so much time and energy to forecasting.  It's not reliable, and what's the point of a forecast if you can't rely on it.

Right, I'll stop now before I get into full swing.  But weather forecasts grrrrrrr !
29/05/2009 at 20:42

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.

 Perfection

Edited: 29/05/2009 at 21:59
30/05/2009 at 07:26
Ghost Rider wrote (see)
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.

30/05/2009 at 18:22

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.

01/06/2009 at 12:32
Just go early
01/06/2009 at 12:43

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.

01/06/2009 at 12:50

love running in this weather! you'll all be moaning soon that its wet, windy and too cold!

enjoy the it while it lasts!

01/06/2009 at 12:53

We all like a good moan. Gives us something to talk about.

02/06/2009 at 17:41

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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