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Welcome to HeatRunning.com

Welcome to HeatRunning.com

Heat Running is a free resource devoted to offering high quality safety tips and advice on how to get the most out of your hot weather running experience. The site is not-for-profit, although having a few ads helps to offset ...

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The World Record Hottest Mile?

The World Record Hottest Mile?

Although Guinness decided that it would be ‘too hard’ to qualify future attempts, we believe that the 129F 2013 mile was the hottest ever run by a human being. To begin with, 129F ties for the hottest day on earth ...

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The Hottest Day In History

The Hottest Day In History

The Guinness Book of World Records lists July 10th 1913 as the hottest day in history, at 134F. Naturally, the event took place in Death Valley, at the old Greenland Ranch weather station. A second temperature of 131F was recorded ...

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The 2014 Darth Valley Challenge

The 2014 Darth Valley Challenge

The temperature is 129F in Death Valley… the road is bubbling, and tourists pose for photos beside a giant thermometer before scurrying back into their air-conditioned cars. Suddenly a figure comes into view, shimmering in the heat. It appears to ...

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The Wall Of Flames – And How To Beat It

The Wall Of Flames – And How To Beat It

Most distance runners and endurance athletes have hit The Wall at some point in their careers – that invisible, yet only-too-real barrier that takes a gargantuan effort of will to even try and scale. For many marathoners, it’s at around ...

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Top 5 Hot Weather Running Tips

Top 5 Hot Weather Running Tips

If you’re thinking of heading out into the Phoenix sunshine in ten minutes, and you figured maybe you should Google ‘hot weather running’ before you started running seven-minute miles out there, then this section is for you. Don’t worry – ...

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Sauna Training: The Basics

Sauna Training: The Basics

Unless you live somewhere hot – really hot – the chances are that you’ll prepare for your extreme running events in the sauna as well as on the road. But what can you actually do in there that will help? ...

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Sauna Training: Advanced Tips

Sauna Training: Advanced Tips

Advancing your sauna training. . As an experienced sauna user, there are a number of techniques you can use to go above and beyond regular training and really prepare for extreme heat running. . The first is to exercise in ...

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Heat Exhaustion – Swift And Deadly

Heat Exhaustion – Swift And Deadly

If you only take one thing from this post, let it be this: heat exhaustion can overcome you much, much, much quicker than you think. . So you’re running around in the desert feeling great. Five miles under your belt, ...

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Five Hot Weather Running Tips You Didn’t Hear From Me

Five Hot Weather Running Tips You Didn’t Hear From Me

Most sites, including this one, assume that you want to come back from wherever it is you’re running to. That’s why we’re full of tips about hydration, dealing with cramps, carrying a small closet of medical supplies on your back, ...

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Running On Pills… Danger, Will Robinson!

Running On Pills… Danger, Will Robinson!

The list of prescription drugs in the USA is pretty exhaustive – and combining many of them with running or any form of exercise in the heat can be a bad idea. . For instance, Zyprexa, a popular anti-psychotic, lists ...

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Your First Five Ultra-Hot Miles

Your First Five Ultra-Hot Miles

During my research I’ve discovered that a lot of sites will tell you how to beat the heat: run before it’s hot! Run after it’s hot! Run in the winter! Move to Antarctica! . I’ll assume that you’re reading this ...

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Am I Nuts To Do This?

Am I Nuts To Do This?

Any hot weather runner worth their salt (sweat, tears, etc) will at some point question the wisdom of their endeavor, subtly dissecting in their mind the reasons for subjecting themselves to this exquisite agony, or – to be more accurate ...

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