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.


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!!

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!



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….



Who else ran today?

Any other tips for running in the heat?

What time of day do you prefer to run?