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Summer Heat Has Arrived!

IT IS HOT OUT THERE. Did I put that in all caps? YES I DID. Today around 2 p.m. in Kansas City it was 104 degrees according to my car thermostat. Granted, I usually find that the car thermometer runs a little high… but 104 degrees? Are you kidding me? It is still June folks! I ran yesterday morning at 8:30 am and it was very hot and an almost unbearably humid 90 degrees. Last night, after the sun set, still the low 90s. This morning at 6 a.m. I checked the weather to try to beat the heat… it was already 85 degrees out there. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! And not to raise your temperature any more, but I have heard that this summer is hotter sooner than it has been in the last 15 years in the Midwest… so… yay for us. Fellow athletes, what is a running mama to do? If there is no cooler time of day, and I despise the treadmill, what options do I have to keep cooler and stay on track as I train? ` I do have a few suggestions from my years of summer training that seem to help: Wear light, loose clo…

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