Saturday, 9 April 2011
Running tips for warm weather
Some running tips for when the sun is sitting high in the sky, heating the world from its lofty heights and creating a beautiful 22 degree heat...
- run in the early morning, before the fiery ball reaches its peak;
- run in the early evening, once the sky has dimmed and a soft breeze has set in, whilst the tempting smell of 1st-of-the-year barbecues fill the air;
- take a bottle of water on your run, even if you're only running a 'short distance';
- hydrate properly before you run, so as not to give yourself a headache on your return.
- laze around being useless for the morning, ignoring the weather forecast, then just as the sun reaches its maximum height in the sky, when there'll be no shade in which to hide, head out for a 6 mile run;
- drink only one cup of tea and half a cup of water before you head out on said heated 6 mile run;
- forget to rehydrate fully once you've completed your run.
Some useful tips I think you'll find. I have posted them because they are tips I clearly needed before I headed out on my run today; if these tips had been readily available on t'internet before I set out today, I would have read them, reconsidered my options, and adapted my routine appropriately. As it is, these tips are now posted on aforementioned t'internet and I will therefore never be tempted into making the same mistakes again. Ever.
Distance: 6 miles
Feeling: Hot, hot, hot and very sweaty!!
Weather: A little warm!