How to Make Running in the Summer Heat More Bearable

Running in summer
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If running happens to be your go-to workout, you’ll be struggling to stay consistent with your usual schedule this summer. Hot temperatures make this routine extra challenging, but there are things you can do to make running more bearable—even in the summer heat.

Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated can be a struggle during regular runs, but things can get even more difficult in the summer. To avoid dehydration, you shouldn’t forget to drink some water before your run and make sure to bring a water bottle along or plan a route with several sprinklers along the way.

Perfect Timing

Timing your runs makes all the difference in the summer. You should make sure to get out when temperatures are at their lowest, and that’s why mornings and evenings are your best bet. Also, consider if your running trail will offer enough shade before you decide to head out.

No Pressure

Summer workouts are always a struggle, and it’s tough to give it your all in extreme conditions. That’s why you shouldn’t put too much pressure on yourself, and listen to your body so you know how much it can take instead of pushing yourself to the limits.