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Running in the Heat

Running in the heat can be a challenge… but it can be done. In fact, there are races run in some of the hottest conditions on Earth. We’ve pulled together some resources to help you beat the heat on your runs

If you’re just getting started with running in hot weather, check out The Basics of Running Safely in Hot Weather and The Basics of Running Smart in Hot Weather.

For some more advanced resources, take a look at Stay Cool: Cooling Techniques in Endurance Running and Handle the Heat: Heat Acclimation for Endurance Running. (Yes, you can acclimate to the heat!)

Finally, it’s worth reading Trail First Aid: Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke just in case you or someone you encounter is overcome by the heat.

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