Surviving Summer Running!

Last year, I posted my tips for Surviving Summer Running. Around my neck of the woods, May was hotter than June has been. However, I’m pretty sure that is going to be changing soon! I thought they would helpful to pass these tips on to you for a reminder!

Happy Hump Day!

The Girl Who Ran Everywhere


This weekend I got my first run of the season in temps higher than 65. We started at 9am and it was already about 80 outside. It was quite the steamy run!

I get a lot of questions about what I do in the summertime for running. New England’s summers are known to be brutally hot and unbearably humid. Not everyone has a tolerance for this, and I know I am one of the exceptions: I actually enjoy running in the heat. I will take an 85 degree day over a 25 degree day every time. I love running in shorts and a tank, and I find it SO satisfying to come in from a run and be absolutely disgustingly drenched with sweat.

However, much like running in the “extreme cold”, the “extreme heat” requires careful planning and strategy. There are lots of things to take into consideration before you…

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6 thoughts on “Surviving Summer Running!

  1. We get to about 120* out here in AZ LOL. A lot of consider it good endurance training for our fall races. Truthfully most of us run either super early or super late. Heat and humidity take a lot of getting use to, no other way to do it 🙂

  2. Thanks for this. Stepped out this morning for a run with the kids and it was already really steamy this morning. Still trying to get used to it, but not pushing it. I don’t know that I ever fully adapt to the heat.

  3. Great post! I feel like the weather around here went from frigid to 100% heat and humidity in such a short time and my body is still adjusting to it. (Nothing like that east coast humidity!)

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