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Dealing with the heat

Written by Dr. John Robertson.

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As a transplanted Texan used to dealing with running in hot weather for a good 6 months of the year, I’ve always respected the quote, “only mad dogs and Englishmen run in the noon-day sun”.  I’m not sure why the English were included.  In order to survive the summer months, one learned how to cope with high temperatures and humidity.  In a nutshell:  slow down, hydrate, acclimatize and stay out of the noon-day sun.

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Entry Discount for NW Runner readers

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NW Runner readers can use a special code when entering the upcoming Lake Union 10K (August 10) and receive a $5 discount. You need to use code: NWRUNNER14.