Ready or not, it’s about to get hot yall!
That is, of course, if it’s not already hot in your part of the country.
(And if you live on the other side of the equator where you’re approaching the winter months, please revisit this episode/post in October/November!)
When it comes to putting in your miles this summer, safety is obviously priority number one.
So what are some things we can do to make sure we stay safe while training in the high heat and humidity? Read more
One thing I feel like I talk about every year, though I was surprised to see that I haven’t done a quick tip episode on the subject since 2016, is heat illness.
If you’re planning to run outside in the summer months, being aware of the early signs and symptoms of heat illness can be invaluable.
Let’s not kid ourselves, heat illness is really serious.
It can legitimately kill you, so you know, it’s kind of important to talk about eh?
Running in the summer heat and humidity is one of those things that you’re not sure whether to love or hate.
On one hand, there are physiological benefits to pushing yourself during the hottest months of the year.
On the other hand, it kind of sucks.
But, depending on what your fall racing plans look like, logging some serious miles in the summer heat may not be optional if you want to be ready for your race.
A Few Things to Remember About Running in the Summer:
Summertime is the favorite time of year for many people for a variety of reasons.
As runners, summer can be quite the dichotomy–it’s nice to not have to deal with the hassle of winter time running (cold, ice, multiple layers, etc.) but there are days where it’s just too dang hot for running!
I’ve talked an awful lot in the past couple of months about summer running: from the warning signs and symptoms of heat illness, ways to prevent heat illness, the benefits of running in the heat, and a public service announcement about the detrimental effects of treadmill running.
And as much as I like running in the summer, there are some other great aspects about summer that I love just as much.
Some of My Favorite (Non-Running) Summertime Activities
If you’re looking for something to do this summer besides running, here are a handful of activities that I really enjoy doing in the summer months: Read more