Hot weather running
11:01am, 1 Jul 2022
foreverI have found as I have got older I am really being affected by heat and humidity. Even over the 5k distance I am overheating in the last mile. I am looking at my hydration at the moment to see if this could help.
11:50am, 1 Jul 2022
rf_fozzyThe more "trained" you are, the less heat should make an impact. Unless it gets extreme (for the UK high 20s upwards).
Similarly with humidity.
Obviously heatstroke and sunstroke are definitely things to be concerned with over longer races for all runners
Perfect running weather is a crisp 2C XC race.
12:11pm, 1 Jul 2022
cackleberryNothing to add beyond anecdotal stuff, but I struggle with humidity as much as heat.
Over probably 18 degrees is rather warm for me, over 24 degrees and I'm not running. Too hot. I have 'run' in temps close to 30 degrees and it was horrible.
Having a buff or hat you can put into cold water and drape over your head or neck helps.
I would usually avoid racing in the high summer.
Much happier in the cold and damp. I can only recall a handful of occasions when I have been cold (whilst moving - standing still is a different matter!)
12:50pm, 1 Jul 2022
jdaWhen living in Japan I was doing long runs in full sun at times. Always with a hat, carrying a water bottle and sometimes stopping at vending machines on the way. It was a struggle and I would end a lot lighter than I started.
Of course the recent news reports on Japan’s current heatwave were illustrated by pics of people jogging in the middle of Tokyo
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