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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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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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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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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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Heat Training: Assume The Worst

Heat Training: Assume The Worst

The greatest mistake you can make when running (or otherwise exercising) in extreme heat is to be optimistic, confident or nonchalant. . The moment you believe that this is no big deal, is the moment you’re in danger – even ...

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