Give it a go!
I know you run in extreme heat constantly like me right? Haha, no freaking way! My limit is 85 degrees. Honestly. Seattle, yes Seattle is having a heat wave (these do happen frequently throughout the summer). Twitter has been blowing up with tweets about heat exhaustion and staying hydrated. I cannot emphasize this enough.
Here are some tips on how to save your life while running in extreme heat.
1. Do NOT run during the heat of the day. If it is supposed to be 90 degrees or more like yesterday, do not run at noon. The mid-day heat is between 10 am and 3 pm. Either run early the morning or late at night. However, it is often still pretty warm in the evenings.
2. Bring water. Drink lots of WATER! Seems like a given right? Yes and no. If you aren’t used to extreme heat, you may not realize how much water you should drink. You do not want to experience heat exhaustion. Electrolytes are key. If you are running more than 45 minutes, hydrate every 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Dress accordingly. Wear light-weight breathable clothing. Many people think that just wearing bright colors works, but it really depends on the material of the clothing. Breathable is better. Wear a hat if you can. Personally, I hate hats so I do not wear them.
4. Listen to your body. Slow down. The heat makes running harder, obviously.
I hope these tips help you not die next time you run in the heat!
I was up bright and early again this morning, not necessarily by choice. Number 1 dog, Kasa decided 5:15am was time for breakfast. Apparently, I cater to a 6 pound dog. Reese the big one slept in. What a good dog.
I ended up going on a 5 miler. At 5:45, the temperature was a refreshing 65 degrees. It wasn’t the fastest run, due to a slight ache in my hip. Errr not sure why.
Time to get back to work. It will be another hot summer day in Seattle.
Always makes me think of this song!