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Humidex
July 4, 2013, 1:33 pm
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I am not an expert when it comes to exercising outside in the heat; I’m just a regular whimp who high tails it into the air conditioning when it’s too hot.

First off I try to go out and run early in the morning or late at night; last year I was dedicated to heading out for short runs three days a week at 5:30am. Unfortunately I’m just getting back into this summer, and I don’t have a set routine(working on it).

Back to the heat, I drink at least 500ml of water within an hour of heading out.
I don’t normally run long enough to need a water bottle, but of course I take one for the heat.
Wear a visor or hat.
Slow it down, honestly for me this means longer walking breaks.
Listen to your body, and don’t be afraid to take it inside and onto the treadmill.

Right now it is hot and humid in Southern Ontario, and I can handle it outside before 10am, and after 7 am (it’s great that it starts cooling off early here). Outside of those times, I’m not going to risk it with running outside, I can handle a walk outside, but running can just be too much for me. I have to say I love the air conditioning in my local YMCA. I don’t have central air at home, so this encourages me even more to head to the gym.

So, since it’s been a late start for me today, after more cover letter updates, and job hunting; I am off to the gym.