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6/20/10 7:22 A

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I'm diabetic and it's scary how fast my blood sugar drops in the heat and humidity. I also have been going out very early or using a treadmill. When I moved into my apartment I "knew" I would never use the exercise room. haha. I do now. Of course at that time I also "knew" I would never be a runner...
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I drink water beforehand and run in the morning when the temps are cooler. I also wear moisture wicking clothing.

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6/18/10 8:36 A

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Well I tried my C25K yesterday morning around 8:45. I say try because when it was all said and done my time was horrible. I could have ran (if you can call it that) earlier but I wanted to go during the time I will be running my 5K in 2 weeks. It was so hot and humid that I really had a hard time. My calves hurting didn't help either. Needless to say....I finished 4 minutes slower than normal and walked allot. So I went from 45 to 49 something.

On a positive side. I work in the yard all day and evening and then did a 5K walk and finished it almost 2 minutes faster than earlier in the week. My walk was 54 minutes.

So I was happy with that. I'll run again this weekend in the mountains, twice. I hope it's cooler and not so humid. I need to take my frog togg next time, to help with the sweat and staying cool.

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I am not a morning person and never have been, but I get up at 5:30 to run. I now look forward to my runs so it's easier to get up that early. My very loving and very annoying dog also helps since when he hears the alarm clock he knows it's time to run and pesters me until I get up!

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6/17/10 2:45 P

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I just started running 2 weeks ago and the guy at the running shoe store said it was a bad time to start to run! I live in Houston where it is hot & humid so I've been running pretty early in the morning. I'm running at 7:30 (while dd is at swim practice) when it is still in the low to mid-80's. If it gets too bad, I'll get a gym membership and run indoors!

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6/17/10 9:28 A

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I'm not sure how bad this is for me, but I only really have time to run in the afternoon on my lunch break (eeek!) and with Oklahoma heat, it can really suck.
Honestly I don't have much time in the mornings since I carpool and hate getting up early, and evenings are usually filled with making dinner and just trying to unwind from the day, plus I can't afford a gym membership and have no access to a personal indoor treadmill.
The workout at lunch really helps me refocus for the rest of the day and I enjoy the break from work, so I just tough out the heat. I just make sure to drinks lots and lots of water to keep me from heat exhaustion.
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Wow. I was going to ask this question, but I glad I saw this before I posted it. I usually would like to do my runs early in the morning. It seems like between 9am-700pm it is so hot and humid, it makes you feel like you cant go as long as you want to.

I will keep posted on this post. I want to start running in the AM. It only takes 30 min, so I think I might start going at 630 or 7am in the morning.

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Thanks for the link to the article. I got some good informaiton from it.

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6/16/10 6:25 P

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If you have to run outside, try to run very early or late in the day, when it's coolest. If you have to run during the heat of the day, slow down, and be aware that your percieved exertion will always be higher than your actual level of exertion.

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Talk about serendipity - but I get the Active newsletter and there is a link to an article about beating the heat titled "3 Ways to Run Through the Heat". Here's the link: www.active.com/running/Articles/3-Wa
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I get up and am running by 5:30am. Yes, it's early but it feels good to start my day like this. Even at this time sometimes it is so hot and sticky. I just take more walk breaks. No one said you had to run the entire time. I just repeated days on the program if I felt like I couldn't run them. Or I ran them slower.

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I 2nd RARAAVIS....
I do it as early as possible. Mornings work for me !!

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I live in southern NM and it hasn't been humid but I'm having more trouble since it turned hot, even if it's a dry hot. I went out early this morning thinking it would be easier because it was cooler but it really wasn't for me. I could run 30 minutes straight a few weeks ago but now I'm, finding I have to take more walk breaks now. My body just can't handle the heat well and it makes me tired even if it's dry. I'm still working on it and also doing some days in the gym under the a/c on the treadmill although I don't like that. I like running on trails.

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I'm having to go out early in the morning. If I can't drag myself out early enough, my run normally turns into run a lap/walk a lap until finally mostly walking. And lots of water!

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I am here in Florida this morning at 5:30AM it was 81 degrees and 79% humidity. The only thing to do is get out as early as you possibly can. Take a rag that you can wipe your face and body with - it helps since the sweat can't be evaporated from your skin. Biggest Hint/Tip slow down...big time.

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6/16/10 1:00 P

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I am so not a morning person, but I have been going out at 6am. I tried for 5:30 this morning, but I just couldn't get up. When I am done with my walk/run, it is typically about 6:45 and just starting to get hot and humid.

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6/16/10 12:42 P

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Yes - so super important to stay hydrated when the humidity is high, even if you are running at night or it is cooler! Drink lots o' water!

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I run early in the morning or on a treadmill. Also drink lots of water!

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SuzAnne and I jog when we are able. If it's going to be a hot one, we may walk instead or jog in the morning (schedules allowing). If it's going to be really bad, we may not walk/run that day but instead stay at home and work on the strength workouts in an air conditioned apartment.

It isn't written in stone that you have to suffer through this, no necessarily do it every day. Be flexible in your workouts and if you need to double up one day. The important thing is you keep moving forward and not become stagnant.

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6/16/10 12:22 P

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Same issues here in NC. I have been running at night. It's some what cooler but the humidity isn't much different. At least the sun isn't pounding down on me. My son and nephew are running with me these last 3 weeks before we do our first 5K. Glad school is out because we've not even been starting until about 10 pm each night. Sweat still pours but it's a good feeling. We are going to try and do a couple of early morning runs over the weekends to come. Our races are at 9am on July 3 and then again on July 10 so we do need some morning sun exposure before the race.

I've been drinking lots of water in general since I work inside during the day and outside during the evening when the humidity seems to be really high.

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i have a similar problem, but i don't have access to an indoor track or treadmill. i have had to run earlier and earlier. it's suggested to run as early as 5:30am. the sun should just be rising, and you should be at least 20 degrees cooler. i hate mornings, so this is hard for me.

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6/16/10 12:05 P

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I am running inside on a treadmill. A friend of mine goes super early in the morning.

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I used to live in "dry heat" but over the past decade our climate has changed and we now have those hot, humid days too! The way I combat it is by working in the dark...I couldn't do it if the sun was shining and making it harder than it already is!

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I am having that difficulty, it seems it causes me exhaustion. I am going to do the treadmill today on my lunch break since gym is accross the street from my job.

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6/16/10 11:49 A

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I'm in lower Tennessee and have the same heat and humidity. I am running on a treadmill inside for now.

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6/16/10 11:47 A

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I'm in AL and right now we've got temps in the mid 90's with heat index of about 105 for the last several days. Humidity has been between 50 and 78% (on average - some days it's lower/higher - right now it's 89%). So with the high temps and thick air it's making the runs tough. Breathing is harder and labored and sweat... well let's just say there is plenty. I'm not worried about hydration issues b/c I take care of that. I just don't know how I'll keep running with temps steadily getting higher as we get into summer. How do you deal with the extreme temps and outdoor running?

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