Dailymission

#dailymission on July 04, 2012

What do you do to keep yourself safe while working out in the heat of summer?

  1. #dailymission be smart. (take it easy, run at dawn, drink, cover up, apply sunscreen)

  2. #dailymission - What do I do to keep safe running in the heat of summer. Mostly I shift my runs to later in the evening when its cooler and less direct sun. Beyond that its stay hydrated and pay at... read more

    • Nicolette
      Nicolette

      I'm not afraid to say I take many inside. Spring, fall, and winter have much more hospitable conditions.

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Bo A.
      Bo A.

      True that... Out your way I can easily see that. Here in the Pac NW... its pretty nice most of the year (well... if you don't mind the misty rain we get 9 months of it.)

      over 2 years ago Like

  3. #dailymission Drink enough water. I'm pretty well adjusted to the desert heat and it honestly doesn't bother me much. That said- most of my formal workouts are indoors or in a pool. My ou... read more

  4. #dailymission Anything thats possible!

  5. #dailymission What do you do to keep yourself safe while working out in the heat of summer?

    Margaritas

  6. #dailymission What do you do to keep yourself safe while working out in the heat of summer?

    Hydration and common sense, mostly. I try not to let it win by making excuses for why not to go. Effort... read more

  7. #dailymission What do you do to keep yourself safe while working out in the heat of summer?

    Either Shady and I stumble out of bed around 07:30-08:00 to go for a run or we wait until about 20:00-21... read more

    • Angeline
      Angeline

      I'm in Oregon. It never gets warm enough for me to have to worry about heat lol I'm always cold.

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Christine C.
      Christine C.

      We get a lot of sunshine in the Calgary area during the summer months and it gets up into the 80s*F here. Unfortunately, when Shady and I go running, we are used to temperatures from 15*F - 60*F. Anything higher is a little much for us :)

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Kimberly M.
      Kimberly M.

      Angeline and Christine, I'm so jealous. Here in Louisiana, even in the winter it's warm compared to other places. I love living in Louisiana, but I LOVE cold weather and wish we had it more often than we do.

      over 2 years ago Like

  8. #dailymission I used to wake up at 3:30 in the morning to run when I was living in Arizona.. that work run on the treadmill.. There is only so much you can do when it's 115+ outside. Now livin... read more

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    #dailymission - Night runs. I already get up at 4:50am to get into the OR early enough, so morning runs aren't really an option. Besides, I LOVE running at night.

    • Stuart
      Stuart

      I prefer running at night too, but after I run, my brain goes into turbo mode and I can't sleep. I used to run at night all the time--would like to make that work again.

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Ute K.
      Ute K.

      Such a cool pic! LOVE IT!

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Cari H.
      Cari H.

      neat pic!

      over 2 years ago Like

  10. #dailymission My middle name is "Danger".

  11. #dailymission "What do you do to keep yourself safe while working out in the heat of summer?" What heat? Still running in a fleece.

  12. #dailymission "What do you do to keep yourself safe while working out in the heat of summer?" Go out at the butt-crack of dawn before it gets insanely hot and carry lots of water.

  13. #dailymission What do you do to keep yourself safe while working out in the heat of summer? I run smart. I do some running earlier in the day, to avoid heat, but most is still in the heat of the da... read more

    • Corine
      Corine

      I think it is great the way you help the rest of us out so much; THANK YOU! :) How do you know how much electrolytes to take?

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    • Douglas S.
      Douglas S.

      Everyone is different, so hard to give definite answer. The good thing is electrolytes are water soluble and excess get flushed from your body when you drink plenty of water. I usually try to get some electrolytes in 1/4 of my drinks on med hot days, 1/3 on hot, and 1/2 on really hot, all based on how much i'm sweating. I usually use Nuun, or Elete electrolyte add in, but many good ones out there. If i don't have any with me, then powerade ion is ok substitute i can get almost anywhere.

      over 2 years ago Like

  14. #dailymission - What do you do to keep yourself safe while working out in the heat of summer? Mostly I stay out of the heat. I work out early in the morning. When I do get out during the hotter tim... read more

    • Shelly P.
      Shelly P.

      early morning is the only way to go

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Bob C.
      Bob C.

      workout early ususally. Try to stay out of the heat. I will be riding this weekend and week in a little heat, more then usual. Have a race next weekend, need to acclimate, just iin case it is super hot on race day.

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Allen S.
      Allen S.

      Lots of fluids. Cytomax for endurance and recovery. EmergenC to get that extra boost and recovery as needed. Pickle Juice for cramps during workout and persistent cramps at night. Rehydrate after workouts. Favorite recovery drink -- vanilla milkshake.

      over 2 years ago Like