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 ...Read More »
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 – ...Read More »
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, ...Read More »
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, ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »