Ah the fall is just is just around the corner and the change of colors in most of the parts of our great country. And the cool breezes in the season we all seem to love so much. But let’s not forget the lessons learned and lessons to learn with a little less then month left during the sweltering heat of the summer months.
We will not discuss in depth the common sense rules of running in heat and just a reminder of the basics. Keep hydrated to the max and if you run at mid-day in ninety plus and high humidity weather you better be in damn good shape or only blame yourself for the ambulance coming to pick up your not so smart self up off the ground. Also try to run very early in the morning or at evening time when things cool down a bit. And shade is your ally so look for those shaded trees.
Okay some of us love the heat but many of us prefer the fall and spring and the not-too-cold dead of the winter. The summer usually takes on the characteristic in many places of constant heat throughout most of this season where winter can ease off at times so summer months can be intense. So this can be a tough time for the novice runners as well as some of us that do not take the heat well.
But if you’re like many of us, it is a challenge to get in tip-top shape as well as the challenge of never letting the elements taking us down as long as we follow the laws of nature already discussed above.
So what is it about running in the heat that turns many of us on? For one, the intense sweating and getting hose toxins out of us. The great feeling after a sweaty run with the nice hot shower to the nice cool air conditioned house to a ice cold beer or cold beverage of our choice. You feel so good after a nice summer run even if in some cases we need to relax a little longer during the recovery period.