Thanks for the advice, sounds like It's not unusual so I'll carry on as best I can. I'm more of an evening person so I go running at about 10.30pm. It's unfortunate for me that I don't get anything out of running, no buzz or anything that other people say they to get. I only do it because I feel I ought to for health reasons
Many thanks for the tips and encouragement. I started wearing an Adidas wicking vest but the problem seems to be internal. Whatever I do to keep cool externally doesn't have any effect on core temperature. If I have a shower I have to stay under for 20 or 30 minutes until I've cooled down internally, any shorter and I start sweating again and can't get dry. So I find it easier to sit in front of a fan going full blast for that time. The main discomfort is the acidic prickliness, It's not caused by what I wear as it's all over: neck, face, scalp and sometimes ends up feeling sore. If you can imagine what it feels like getting really hot running and not being allowed to cool down at all because you're wrapped up in a thick scratchy wool blanket! I thought it may be due to being older and a bit heavier than I used to be but I was exactly the same when I went to the gym in my 20s and disliked going then for the same reason. I've been doing the Couch to 5k running programme so maybe I just need to carry on grinning and bearing it in the hope that it will improve
I've recently taken up running to lose some weight but like I always have in the past, I have problems keeping cool. I've taken to running late in the evening when it's cooler but I still overheat, my core temperature rises and I start dripping quite quickly even though my surface temperature is quite cool. It feels weird being cool on the outside but overheating on the inside. This causes me to sweat a lot making me cooler on the surface but it has no effect on cooling me internally. I only cool down after the run and I've been sitting in front of a fan for 20 minutes. It's very uncomfortable and I could cope with it if it wasn't for the fact that it feels like I'm covered in hot acid which has the effect of making me feel like I'm wrapped in a prickly wool blanket. This time of year it happens when I just take the dog out for a walk. I drink all the water I can and it doesn't seem to make any difference what I wear. Any suggestions please before I give up the running again. Thanks.