Running In The Heat

This morning I woke up at 6 am for one of this week’s short runs. How proud of myself am I? 2 early morning runs in 1 week??! That is a record for me! My run started at 6:30 am, I had to stretch and have breakfast before. Maybe not breakfast but a snack. Which, while running I realized it was NOT enough. It may have been early in the morning but it was still hot. You can check out my course here:

CIM Training Short Run – 3 miles by haleymg at Garmin Connect – Details.

These new whole grain gram crackers I got are pretty good. Milton’s Graham Crackers, yum! Their line of crackers are all pretty good for you too. Just ask fooducate.

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Ready to run!

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Post race. It was slow for only 3 miles, but hey it was hot & humid!

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Not only can running in the heat make for a crappy run, but it can be dangerous for your well-being. I am signed up for Active’s newsletters (I recommend anyone to sign up. Good info!) and they sent an article about training & racing in the heat. Please read it if you are going to be doing any  outdoor running  outdoor activities – which who isn’t?- this summer. How to train & race in the heat. This article gave me a lot to think about. Number 1 for me was the “Run By Effort Rather Than Pace”  and “Consistency Is Key” One of the most important things about training is to get in the miles. I don’t necessarily need to be going my goal pace when it is 100+ degrees out, after all I am training all summer for fall/winter races. The weather then will be much better! They also have good information about hydration. Everyone knows they need to stay hydrated, but how often do you worry about over hydration and electrolyte imbalances? Until recently I know I didn’t think about it much.

 So how hot was it?

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Yep…been like this for the last 6 days! Stay safe and well hydrated out there runners!!

 

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