Hypnotic and Training in the Heat.

I got a little bit of a late start on my run this morning but in my defense I had some pretty amazing sleep last night. If you ever need to get to sleep fast and in a hurry turn on the YOGA station on iHeartRadio. It’s practically hypnotic. You will be in savasana dead man’s pose for 8 or 9 hours.

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5 miles along a shaded path. And boy was it hot and humid. I think my body is slowly starting to get acclimated to it. I much prefer cold weather running but all of this summer training does make you mentally pretty tough.

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My personal tips for running in the sweltering heat and getting through marathon training season-

-Always, always wear sunscreen! I know it can be a pain sometimes to slather it on if you’re in a hurry to get out the door but trust me your skin will thank you. And yes…Black people sunburn too in case you were wondering. Haha…I made the mistake of thinking otherwise last year and I had some interesting looking sunspots all over my back that would not go away forever. Not cute when you’re trying to wear pretty sundresses to meet your friends for cocktails in the afternoon.

I like this spray on kind. So easy to just spray and go.

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-And bug repellent. West nile is real down here and especially in the areas where I like to run buggies are everywhere.

-Get out early. The earlier in the day it is the cooler it will be. Obvi. My favorite time of morning to run is around 5/6 am…plus it feels so good to be done with a long run before most of your friends even wake up in the morning.

-Hydrate hydrate hydrate! I have to drink water like it’s my job…even when I’m not running. I like to keep a big jug at my desk in the office and sip on it all day.

-For any run over 13 miles I take in an electrolyte drink. This one is my favorite right now (thanks to you, Kristin!)

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-Wear dri-fit/breathable tank tops and shorts. Haha honestly the less clothes the better.

-Slather on anti-chafing stuff in those naughty places that like to chafe. My personal preference is Vaseline. It’s cheaper than the fancy stuff and you can buy it anywhere.

Do you have any more tips for marathon training in the summer heat?

18 thoughts on “Hypnotic and Training in the Heat.

  1. really good tips….I am so not a fan of running in heat. One extra tip is to slow down your pace. I think I read somewhere that in heat and humidity your pace should slow by almost a minute per mile.

  2. Hey!!! Such GREAT tips for running in the heat!!! Yaaay!! So happy you like Nuun, too!!! It’s great and a yummy flavor!! I appreciate your kindness!! You’re the best!! XOXO!! You always make me feel so good!! I’ve found that staying hydrated is important for me!! I’m definitely drinking a lot more water!!

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