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Heat and running with water

Say it's 90 degrees and humid... at what distance do you start carrying water?  On a perfect running day (50's, no humidity), I have no problem going 6 miles w/o water.  I've been sick and couldn't make it 3 yesterday.  I'm not sure if it's because I'm still recovering or it was the humidity/heat. (95% humidity/80 degrees).  What's your rule of thumb?  I was a treadmill runner last summer and enjoy running outside too much.  Also, I got a fuel belt that makes me feel like a superhero (wasn't there a nestie whose husband said that?)  Cool

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Re: Heat and running with water

  • I typically don't carry water because my normal running routes have water along the way. For example, there is an outdoor shopping complex with water 2 miles away, there is a church with water 2.5 miles away, a couple miles past those placed (in two different directions) I have two parks with water. And then, a couple miles up from those parks I have even more parks with water. I can run loops throughout that area and have water at my disposal for even my long runs.

    If I didn't have those places nearby, I would probably carry water on even short runs in the heat and humidity. Just to be on the safe side.

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  • I just went out in 88 degree heat for a 7 mile run.  I never bring water on runs, but it was just too hot.  I only made it 5.5 and just turned and went home.  I think 6 would be my limit to not have water in this heat.  
  • Since it's in the 90s pretty much from May to October here, if there are no water sources along my route, I will take water even for a 3-mile run.
  • Come here and run! You won't need water at all with all of this rain we have!
  • I've had a similar problem-we went from nice, springish temps to highs in the 80's and super humid and my body  has not been happy about the adjustment at all!  Plus, I've been getting over a cold so between the heat/humidity (even at 8am, gah) and my lungs getting back to normal my runs have sucked lately.  I'm going to start taking water on any runs longer than 5 miles...in cooler weather, I can make it 6-7 miles but with it this warm my body starts saying "Eff you, lady...I'm done with this" around mile 4-4.5.
  • If it's above about 75 and humid (the typical summer 6am temp for my area) I need water on anything over 3 miles.  I do not handle the heat well at all.
  • I always have it. I'm a water addict. I can't imagine going 6 miles?without?hydration even in perfect weather.?I?am?trying?to?not?depend?on?it?so?much,?so?yesterday?I?put?it?in?
    a?shady?spot?and?was?stopping?for?a?drink?every?2?miles.?It was really hot yesterday, and I still felt fine for a longish run (13m) I think I would have had a hard time finishing, if I wasn't stopping regularly early on. When I stopped for water, I also walked for about 30 seconds to "cool" down. ?
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  • For anything over about 3 miles (in 70 deg plus) I leave a water bottle at the end of my driveway. I can do a 1.5 mile or 3 mile loop and then get water. Or, take an outit and back route in 3 directions. I'd still like a fuel belt for the summer!
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  • Last weekend I did a 5 mile run and was sick for the rest of the day from dehydration.  This weekend I brought gatorade with me and was able to complete 5.5 miles with no problems.  
  • I do for every. single. run.  Well, maybe not if it's 30* out and I'm only doing 3 miles or so, but I've been known to take it even if I only have time for 2ish miles.  I just won't risk it...I've gotten myself super sick by running in the heat w/o enough water.
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  • well I am a beginning runner and I did 2 miles today (with some walking- week 4 c25k) and I brought water. I had a really hard time Saturday with my run so I brought some today and it made all the difference in the world! :)
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  • Thanks, ladies- that's what I was thinking.  I was just so miserable from being sick that I couldn't decide if it was the conditions or me still being a little sick.

    Joenali- you can definitely keep your pretty views.  I don't want your rain.

    So it will be "SuperGVSU to the rescue" on runs from now on.

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  • I never take water with me on runs, but yesterday, it was nearly 90 and I couldn't even finish 4 miles...probably should have hydrated a little better before or brought water with me. 
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  • Welcome to summer running in DC!

    Your body will acclimate to the humidity.  It takes a couple of weeks, but it'll happen.  

    I hate my hydration belt.  HATE.  So I only carry it if I'm going longer than 12 miles or so (and sometimes not even then). I prefer to plan my runs around where I can get water.  However, I live on the hill, so it's pretty easy for me to map out routes that include drinking fountains (i.e. the mall, west potomac park, etc).  

    You're in NOVA right? I am reasonably certain there is a drinking fountain at the  Iwo Jima memorial.  There is also a fountain on the WO&D trail where the trail goes over Broad street in Falls Church.  

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    Welcome to summer running in DC!

    Your body will acclimate to the humidity.  It takes a couple of weeks, but it'll happen.  

    I hate my hydration belt.  HATE.  So I only carry it if I'm going longer than 12 miles or so (and sometimes not even then). I prefer to plan my runs around where I can get water.  However, I live on the hill, so it's pretty easy for me to map out routes that include drinking fountains (i.e. the mall, west potomac park, etc).  

    You're in NOVA right? I am reasonably certain there is a drinking fountain at the  Iwo Jima memorial.  There is also a fountain on the WO&D trail where the trail goes over Broad street in Falls Church.  

    Thanks for the info about the drinking fountain on the WO&D trail.  I live relatively nearby there.  I've been running in neighborhoods, which makes finding fountains difficult.  I really need to branch out. 

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  • I went for just a 30 minute run on Sunday and I took water just b/c it was so stinking hot out.  I don't have a specific distance that dictates whether or not I carry it, basically I base it on the heat, and how thirsty I am that day in general.
  • I like near a small forest with a 2km lighted running trail. I've been seeing water bottles on rocks the last few days. So apparently for some people who live around me 2km/ 1.2 miles is enough for them without water.

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