Tuesdays on the Run: Hot Weather Running Tips

Erika @ MCM Mama Runs hosts Tuesdays on the Run with April @ Run the great wide somewhere and Patty @ My no-guilt life

This week’s topic is: Hot Weather Running Tips

What to wear:

  • Skirts, of course. You stay cooler in them than capris or shorts and they just look good.


Especially SkirtSports skirts!


  • Tank tops or tech tee shirts

lighthouse 5k   mother-147

  • Baseball caps – they keep the hair off my neck and the sun off my face


  • Cool Max socks – I am blister prone so this is important for me.


  • Sunglasses – I wear contacts so my eyes are really sensitive.  I wear sunglasses all the time (even if it is not sunny) except when it is dark out.


Other essentials:

  • Nathan Hand-held water bottle – I don’t usually carry water (I just loop my runs) but when I do, I love this.

  • Don’t forget that if you chafe, in the summer when you sweat, you chafe even more.

  • And the sunscreen and bug spray (especially if you run in areas where there are ticks)

Where to run:

  • Shady areas like bike paths or parks



  • Trails


  • Where there is a breeze off the water


  • On the treadmill where there is air-conditioning

not my favorite place

When to run:

  • In the morning before it gets warm
before work

before work

  • In the evening when it cools down

after work

Of course, remember, you will run SLOWER when it is hot.


I think I was hot here LOL

And don’t forget those warm weather rewards!!!!


Happy Running! Any additions that you can add to my hot weather running tips?


4 thoughts on “Tuesdays on the Run: Hot Weather Running Tips

  1. yes to body glide, the lightest possible tank tops (i love the partially see-through or meshy ones — less material the better for me), sunglasses & Nathan hand-held water bottle for sure!


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