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Readers Respond: How Do You Handle Running in Hot Weather?

Responses: 3


Updated July 08, 2012

How do you handle hot weather running? Do you run early or late in the day? Stay in the shade? Freeze your water bottle so your water stays cold? Wear thin, light-colored running clothes? Share your tips for staying cool during hot weather runs.

I wait and run at night

I prefer cold weather running but when it is hot and humid I have found that it is cooler to run in the evenings, around 8:00pm. I have tried early morning but it seems more humid and there is usually NO wind to help cool me off. If you run in the morning, I suggest running before the sun gets above the trees. The early morning sun can "feel" very hot; however, running when the sun has gone down "feels" much cooler for some reason!
—Guest Lori

run in the morning and hydrate

I always try to run in the morning, before it gets too hot. If I have to do a run or a race in the heat, I make sure I hydrate very well the day before and during the run. I always try to plan it so I can cool down in a pool or take a cool shower soon after thr run.
—Guest mindy

prefer hot weather

I love hot weather running. I usually run right after work which is usually the hottest part of the day. I carry plenty of water.
—Guest keith

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