The last thing we all want to do is run in the
heat. But if we’ve got important runs coming up
or we want to stay in shape this summer –
you can’t take a month off running or else you’ll
lose all of your fitness.
So here’s 5 Simple tips to help you with running in
1. Running Early morning or late evening.
Get up an hour earlier and do a light run before work.
Or, get yourself out a little later in the evening when
the sun is going down.
2. Wear lighter colours – white vest. You’ll
probably already know to do this. But it’s a
simple thing to do as white repels the light, or heat!
3. Taking some change with you on your run
and stopping at a shop for a drink. This is great
for hydrating during your run. Try to avoid sugary
and energy drinks and instead go bottled water.
Pick the water at the back of the fridge because
they’ve probably been cooling for longer.
4. Hitting the trails. Running in woods are great
for running in the shade. If you’re in or around the
North East – try running at Penshaw, or Beamish
(there’s lots of trees to keep you sheltered from
that ridiculously hot sun. I coach a few people
around Newburn and Throckley and there’s
some great trails around there too.
5. Wear a cap or headband soaked in water.
I read about Bill Adcocks doing this quite a bit in
his marathons. If you’re not sure who he is –
he’s one of the best British marathon runners
of all time. Check out some of his running times….
1 mile = 4:15.2
5k = 14:15.4
10k = 29:01.4
10 miles (road) = 46:24
Marathon = 2:10:48