Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tips for Running in the Heat

 

Hey guys! Thank you for all the well wishes! I am feeling better today but I sound like crap.

My voice is pretty much gone. In a 80 year old smoker sounding way. Its embarrassing. At least I’m not sick to my stomach anymore!

I slept in, got a lot done around my house, dishes, laundry, kids breakfast etc. and ended up feeling good enough to get my run in today! Only thing was, the only time I had was late in the afternoon.. in 90 degrees. So much for beating the heat.

I took it slow and easy for 5 miles.

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It ended up being a good run. I felt comfortable and was able to hold a 9:15-9:30 pace even going up hills!

Best Tips for Running in the Heat

1. Dress cool- Wear light colored shorts and tank. Also, pull your hair off your neck.

2. Carry water with you: I have a nathans running belt and fill it with water with some ice in it. I will even drop some nuun in it if I’m running over 5 miles.

3. Sunscreen! I wear sweat proof sunscreen and chapstick to prevent getting blisters and sunburned.

4. Plan your route accordingly: Try to fit in as much shade as possible. Run in a canyon or shaded neighborhood.

5. Slow your pace: Take your pace down by :30-1:00. Exerting to much can lead to heat exhaustion and dehydration. Relax and take it easy.

Along my route, I even spotted a red rock sign!!

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I have a team running Park City in October! I can’t wait! I LOVE Red Rock Relays! They seriously rock!

The Park City is just a one day relay, just like the one I did in May. They are my favorite! No overnight grumps. Its sweatastic.

Tonight I headed to the Track for RX + week workout #4. It was so fun having a bunch of peeps from the gymthere!

Here is a pic with a few of the ladies! I wish we would’ve gotten a pic of all the whole group!

 

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You have to love Taras {in the center} shirt.  Anyone else into shark week??

Today the twinners gave my patience a run… Having two three year olds is all fun and games. Which leads to mess, after mess, after mess….

Lucky for them, I can’t yell today….

I mean.. who yells at their kids?…

It lead to a lot of time outs today.. Oh, the joy..

At the end of the day….

 

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Who else ran today?

Any other tips for running in the heat?

What time of day do you prefer to run?