New Jersey State Triathlon - 07.21 & 07.22.18

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Run to Beat the Heat

Run to Beat the Heat

Signing up for the Perfect Race in the fall means one thing: Training for the race in the Summer Heat. Running in the summer months can be a beautiful thing, but you have to do it the right {and smart} way! Here are a few of my favorite tips to beat the heat & keep you running:

1-    Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! – I don’t think it’s possible to drink enough water, especially during these hot summer months, and even more so when you have a strong training plan to follow. Make a habit out of keeping track of your water intake to make sure you are hydrating enough every day – when in doubt, drink some more!

2-    Timing is Everything – Runs in the early morning, or later in the evening when the sun isn’t to high in the sky is usually the coolest part of the day – and the best time to run outside. Plan ahead to a schedule that works for you and commit to getting your runs in, even if you have to get up extra early to do it!

3-    Run Smart – Some days it’s just too hot to run outside, and I think that’s ok. Hit up the treadmill at your local gym, go for a swim to cool off or just enjoy another fun summertime activity out in the sun. There are lots of ways to work on your fitness and endurance that don’t involve running – take advantage of the sunshine & summertime

4-    Dress for Success – Make sure you are wearing the proper clothes when running in intense heat. Lightweight, breathable, moisture wicking materials can make all the difference. Invest in some quality running clothes and you will be glad you did!

5-    Don’t Push It – Know your limits. If you aren’t feeling 100% take a day to rest  & don’t overdo it. The heat can be a powerful thing and you always want to listen to your body, it will tell you when it needs water, some shade or a break.

What are your favorite ways to beat the heat?

Leslie currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband and her little dog.  She shares her adventures in healthy living in the city on her personal blog, And Her Little Dog Too.