Because training through the summer can not only be grueling, but down right dangerous, today’s Friday Five with Courtney, Cynthia and Mar includes some tips from Jeff Galloway about dealing with the heat!
5 Tips for Running in the Heat
1. Slow down by 30 sec/mile (20 sec/km) for every 5F temperature increase above 55-60F (every 2.5C above 14C).
2. More frequent walk breaks during hot weather can lower body temperature increase. If you used to run 3 minutes between walk breaks, run only 90 seconds (walk 30 seconds) at 70F (21C), and at 80F (26C) drop to 60 sec run/30 sec walk or 30/30.