Tuesdays on the Run: Hot Weather Running Tips


Erika @ MCM Mama Runs hosts Tuesdays on the Run with April @ Run the great wide somewhere and Patty @ My no-guilt life

This week’s topic is: Hot Weather Running Tips

What to wear:

  • Skirts, of course. You stay cooler in them than capris or shorts and they just look good.

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Especially SkirtSports skirts!

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  • Tank tops or tech tee shirts

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  • Baseball caps – they keep the hair off my neck and the sun off my face

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  • Cool Max socks – I am blister prone so this is important for me.

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  • Sunglasses – I wear contacts so my eyes are really sensitive.  I wear sunglasses all the time (even if it is not sunny) except when it is dark out.

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Other essentials:

  • Nathan Hand-held water bottle – I don’t usually carry water (I just loop my runs) but when I do, I love this.

  • Don’t forget that if you chafe, in the summer when you sweat, you chafe even more.

  • And the sunscreen and bug spray (especially if you run in areas where there are ticks)

Where to run:

  • Shady areas like bike paths or parks

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  • Trails

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  • Where there is a breeze off the water

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  • On the treadmill where there is air-conditioning
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not my favorite place

When to run:

  • In the morning before it gets warm
before work

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  • In the evening when it cools down
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after work

Of course, remember, you will run SLOWER when it is hot.

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I think I was hot here LOL

And don’t forget those warm weather rewards!!!!

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Happy Running! Any additions that you can add to my hot weather running tips?

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4 thoughts on “Tuesdays on the Run: Hot Weather Running Tips

  1. yes to body glide, the lightest possible tank tops (i love the partially see-through or meshy ones — less material the better for me), sunglasses & Nathan hand-held water bottle for sure!

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