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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

Lots of water, and a morning run when sprinklers are on. I channel my inner child and run through them when they are watering the street or very close to the street.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I love running in the heat, I live near the Illinois-Wisconsin border and my FAVORITE run in the heat place to go is Lake Geneva Wisconsin where I run for a while, jump in the lake, run for awhile, jump in the lake...and so on. I used to get the weirdest looks, but the homeowners on the lake are starting to get to know me, so now they just wave and smile as I run by soaking wet from head to toe. I always have carried a water belt, it is my security blanket...it's fun, you should all try it!!!

PS: Make sure your phone is in a waterproof case...jus sayin...

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I’m south Louisiana and it doesn’t bother me anymore. I still keep up my long runs and speed work outside. Some days are worse then others but just part of where I live, got to deal with it! Treadmill is used during hurricane threats only :)

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I live in Florida so handling the heat is something to deal with all summer long. It means that if I run outside, it's at 5 a.m., before the sun comes up.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

Nothing will help me if I'm overheating except stopping and going indoors to cool down. Heat stroke is NOT a dehydration issue, and no amount of water can help me unless it is ICE WATER in an ICE PACK on my HEAD, to cool my brain temperature. As the days get HOTTER I think I'll stick to the earliest/coolest parts of the day, or use a treadmill -- I'd rather risk boredom than heat stroke.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I typically run after the sun goes into hiding and I drink LOTS of water.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

Those temps are just another summer day in South Florida. The bonus is that you surprise yourself with your times in out-of-town races when the heat index is not in the 100's.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

Sunrise, sunset...splitting my 13 miles tomorrow into a predawn 8 and twilight 5, with lots and lots and lots of hydration. It will probably still be beastly, this being the DC-area Potomac swamplands, but bearable.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I'm part of a running group here in DFW (TX), and we try to get out early (5-5:30am).

we also put water coolers and cool towels along the route so people can cool

down. we use local sidewalks/trails and encourage anyone that needs it, to stop and get water, even people not with our group.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I enjoy running but not in extreme hot weather. I usually get out & run early 6-7 am while it's still a little cool/breeze & hydrate by all means. Races should start early & have water sprinkles along the path & plenty of water & ice. Also cooling towels or sponges.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I'm usually out at 4AM, so I get most/all of my workout done before the sun comes up. When it's really H&H (as it will be this weekend), I'll also back off my pace and make sure I'm well-hydrated. I don't have a dreadmill so, by design, my only option is to go outside.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

In the Southwest (I live in Albuquerque) it’s “just” heat to deal with, not so much humidity. But I’m a lunch time runner year round, so June-August I slow my pace, carry more water, and take more walk breaks. I also do more track work like ladders in the summer where it’s easier to have fluids without carrying them. I find the heat training and extra work on my heart and lungs in summer makes up for the slower pace, and come Sept/Oct when cool air returns my times drop dramatically.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

On runs 4 miles or less I get out the door by 530am or 6am at the latest. I carry a bottle of water and keep frozen water bottle in my bra. Tomorrow i have 7 so i will start at 4am. Have water belt to pour water on my head and a frozen water bottle and a frozen one with g2 Gatorade use my hydration vest just dont add bladder and slow down. I listen to my body. If it's too miserable i will just bag it because my treadmill is broke. Starting early and running slower than i normally run has kept me running outside. 4am runs I am in bed between 8 and 830pm

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I live in the DFW area of Texas and the summers are brutal for outside running. This year is worse than previous years due to the high humidity. I normally try and hit the road by 5:15 AM to avoid the sun. Normally I run with a hat (follicle challenged), but ditch it during the heat of the day. Lot's of hydration. Nuun tablets in water. Most import of all is forcing myself to SLOW DOWN.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

My gym has a 1/10 mile indoor track. Boring, but better than risking heat stroke!

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Jul 20, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I think about the -22 windchill days & black ice spots I don’t have to avoid for 5 months & enjoy the sunny run with fluids & breaks .

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I live in Florida and it’s always been hot and humid when I’ve been doing my marathon trainings. I read an article that showed how much slower you should go depending on the heat. I’m pretty sure it was written by Jeff Galloway. To run slower in the heat does not adversely affect your time ......you run much faster and easier when you get in good running temps. It takes a lot of energy to run in hot and humid conditions.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I live in the DFW, Texas area and heat is just something you deal with as a runner. I always make sure I'm properly hydrated everyday - even on my off days. In addition, I run for time instead of distance when the heat and humidity are intense. I happen to love running in the heat however. I have a hard time breathing properly when it gets cold - below 40 degrees! Also, I generally run early in the morning. After my run I always rehydrate with electrolytes.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I'm in the middle of training for a Fall marathon, so I'm working on 16 miles on the weekends. The heat and humidity really killed me last weekend, because I'm not 100% acclimated yet. This weekend (in Detroit) the heat and humidity is supposed to be worse, so I will take it as my cutback long run, and try to get 10 miles in. I use my Nathan hydration vest filled with low sugar Gatorade and water, and a few GU gels for hydration and energy. I start before the sun rises!

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

It's hot and humid where I live, so I'm always trying to make sure I'm hydrated all day everyday first off. I've had to accept slowing my pace as temps rise, and I carry a small handheld water bottle for anything longer than 5 miles. I also get out the door between 5 & 6am typically as that's the coolest time of day. Even the evenings are hot here with it still being 90F at sunset with a heat index of 97+. I did do one long evening run event (10.8mi hilly) and really almost passed out and stopped to walk because my body said stop. So...hydrate. Adjust your pace. Listen to your body.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

Running early AM to avoid heat of the day, although the humidity is high! Also running the local greenway which has lots of shade helps.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

Hydrate early and often. Run before the sun is up over the tree tops. Accept a slower pace. The seasons change. Just like winter disappears into spring.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

My marathon training has me doing an 18 miler on Saturday. I hate the dreadmill, so my plan is to hydrate a lot and go out early and play the distance by ear. Any recommendations appreciated (Instagram and Twitter - @w8lift1222).

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

Location - Indianapolis, IN

I am taking this opportunity to focus on enjoying my slower miles!

I have a water bag that I haven't been running with lately so I am going to bring that along with me as well.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I run with our local Fleet Feet group and it is a rare day that we cancel a run due to the heat. When running outside on very hot days I make sure that I wear light colors and carry lots of water. When I'm not running with the group I also try to get out the door early and select a shady route. There is no shame in shortening a run because it is just too darn hot. The miles can be made up on another, cooler day.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I try to get up as early as I can drag myself out of bed and run before the sun gets too hot, but it's nothing but pure humidity where I live, so it's a double whammy some days. Lots of water, and if I start to overheat, I just have to call it done.

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Jul 22, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

This summer I'm finding that I just can't tolerate the heat and humidity; we ladies can sometimes have our own "personal summers"! I got a Boston Marathon treadmill powered by Google Maps several years ago, and I pick a course similar to what I would have run that day. I even overheat on the treadmill ( my body temperature runs HOT) so taking a sip of electrolyte water is not unheard of!

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Jul 20, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

So far that is over the last five years my body has had no problems with heAt. I don’t expect any now. But I could be mistaken

I have a half marathon this Sunday I. Erie Pa

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I will hydrate well tonight and get up with the sun and turkeys (actual turkeys) I will start out to do 6 but I will be running slower( if that’s possible) have cooling towel water ect and depending how I feel I plan anywhere from 4-6 we will see. I will check in more often to my heart rate as well...

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I ran 10 miles before the humidity got unbearable today. I put UCAN electrolytes in my water containers on my waist belt. I have a CamelBak I will use most of the summer too for these types of days. Also I use a cooling towels round my neck to keep as cool as I can.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I live in West Georgia. It has been extremely humid. I run early right after the sun comes up. I’m training for 2 half marathons for this year. The first one is in mid September.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I live in Tennessee, I get my miles before 5am. With hydration waiting for me at end of the run.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

In high school during cross country season the cut off was 107 degrees. Any hotter and we had to run inside. As an adult, I am more of a wimp. I get my run in at 5am or run when the sun goes down (still hot but the sun isn’t beating on me). ❤️ Arizona.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I have adapted to the heat. I live in So Cal. In the summer it's over 100 a lot of the time when I run. I don't run that hard anymore, but I do still take some lengthy runs. I figure I drain a lot more unwanted toxins and tone up better when I sweat that much on my runs. I always look for the shady side of the street and stay hydrated.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I run 5 - 6 AM in downtown Charleston SC where the humidity is very high, even in the early morning. We have a route that includes stops at water fountains. (We know where they all are throughout the city!) We also run some days at 5 PM at a much slower pace and stop to walk if we feel the need. We figure if we can push through the summer heat, fall running will be easier.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

In SE Wisconsin it’s ugly today and tomorrow. Early runs before the sun comes up and lots of fluids are the goal. I also park in the middle of my route so I can run in both directions and have my car in the middle as a water stop. Ice in the bra is a must! If it’s extra miserable we will go to the Pettit Ice Center which has a 1/3 mile track around the ice rinks which our local running club maintains and supports. It’s a great alternative to the treadmill. We use it a lot in the winter because I’m clumsy and am afraid of hitting ice outside.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I was on a work assignment in Lake Charles LA for four years. From May to September I was out of the hotel room for my 3 to 4 mile runs before 5:30, usually when it was still dark. There were a lot of other runners wearing headlamps, reflective vests or flashing lights doing the same thing to beat the heat. My PH (personal hot) was 80 degrees and 88% humidity one morning. Now I'm retired and back in the Seattle area. It was 57 degrees when I left the house this morning. Sorry everyone.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

Go out 4:30/5:00 am. Do loops so I can refill with cold water. Salt tabs. Also run slower and do either a 4:1 or 9:1 Run/walk intervals. Keeps your heart rate down.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

Downtime is a rare instance. If you can’t get outside early, hydrate more Then it’s a good time to Stretch more and improve those skills. Relax and Recover. Or inside and bike/swim using different muscles.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

They cancelled the nyrr race of 10 miles this sat but I still have 10 miles to run. I focus on going slower and I use the week to hydrate. I go to bed early and wake up early. I still prefer it over 30 degrees

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

Heat- If really hot I slow my running pace for the run. Also I carry an 18 oz handheld in summer weather. For long runs- 20 miles or more some salt tabs. Every 45-60 minutes I refill my water reserve. I never use treadmill outside of winter. Probably use treadmill 3 or 4 days during winter (NY). Extremely hot weather sometimes require an early morning run.

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Jul 19, 2019Liked by Terrell Johnson

I have a treadmill at home that I use. If I do go outside I make sure to take plenty of water and if at a race use lots of ice.

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Drink more water. Run.

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One thing I just discovered a couple of years ago was to wear a white compression shirt. It is even cooler than no shirt, as it helps evaporative cooling, and reflects the sun. Haven't suffered much at all even in Texas since discovering this.

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If possible, on the hot days I break my runs into pieces: I run a few miles early, then long after I've recovered, I run a couple lite miles late in the afternoon or in the evening just to keep my weekly totals building. I hydrate well each time, and I know when to quit so I don't seriously overheat.

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Going out super early in the morning before the sun is up high. Hydrating before and during my run! It will be cold again soon enough, so enjoy the heat!

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I keep water on me and I run at the gym.

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Lots of water and get out there before the sun comes up.

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Hydrate well and run early mornings.

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I live in TX. On hot days, I stack my runs (early morning and late night).

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