Use these nine tips to perform optimally in hot conditions.
Running and racing in the heat is never easy. Whether you’re running in a dry or humid climate, your body temperature runs higher than normal, you sweat more, work harder and run slower in hot weather. It’s not only a physical burden, but also a mental one, knowing that you might have trained for several months for a certain pace only to have your goal time thrown out the window for a more realistic pacing strategy appropriate to the conditions.
Whether you’re planning to run in a hot climate or if you have unseasonably warm conditions to greet you on race day, there are still plenty of steps you can take to maximize your performance.