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Running On A Hot Summer Day

August 28, 2015


Allowing the weather to mess with your workout usually stems from low levels of motivation or can definitely lead to them if they are not the underlying reason already.

On the other hand, keeping in mind that the body is under additional stress in unusual weather conditions can help avoid injury, exhaustion and loss of motivation due to seemingly poorer results.

Running on a hot summer day is simply not advised unless you do it early in the morning or later in the evening.

Skipping your workout altogether is not the best answer either if you can go for a quick run after the sunset, but if you can’t take the time to really assess the situation well and then decide what you’ll do.

There are three key things to keep in mind when running on a hot summer day. First, make sure you keep the body super hydrated as high temperatures lead to more perspiration and a loss of fluids that need to be replenished.

Second, wear lightweight performance clothing that is above all comfortable and made of natural fabrics.

And third, don’t set your goals too high on a boiling hot day. Your goals should be adjusted to the weather conditions and just because you can only do 3/4 of your regular workout doesn’t mean you’re falling out of shape. It means you should go easy and wait for cooler weather to show everything you’ve got.

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