One of the big challenges with staying fit during these hot summer months is dealing with the effects of the heat.
I encountered a hot, muggy day in San Diego on June 1 when I ran my last marathon. As I detailed afterward, I lost a lot of fluids during the race and had to take extra time and energy to make sure I was properly hydrated as I completed my journey.
While you may not be training for a marathon, if you are exercising outside during these hot summer months you need to be aware of the heat and how it can affect your body. Here are a few tips on dealing with the heat.
There are, of course, many more tips on how to handle the heat. If you need more tips, check out Runner’s World magazine online. A search of “hot weather running” provides a number of good articles on the topic.