- train early in the morning
- cross-train indoors
- do speedwork on a treadmill
- ease in to the heat - Do a slow, two- to three-mile walk or very easy run at the hottest part of the day two times per week for three or four weeks to acclimatize to the heat. It makes the morning run feel cool.
- hydrate! hydrate! hydrate! this should include an electrolyte drink to keep your sodium/potassium balances in line
and some more "practical" advice:
- put ice cubes on top of a sponge on top of your head underneath your athletic hat
- soak a baseball cap in water and put it in the fridge overnight before a morning run
- lay a bandanna out in a diamond shape and place a row of ice cubes in a horizontal line, just below one tip of the bandanna, then roll it up "like a burrito," and tie it around your neck
all of this information and more great articles can be found here. so i'm dying to know, how do you stay cool during the hot months?
*an important side note: it's important to listen to your body while running in the heat. heat exhaustion (which can lead to heat stroke) is a serious risk when it's hot. symptoms of heat exhaustion can be found here.