Texas summer runners know all about the heat. But where is all that heat is coming from? The scorching Texas sun. In addition to taking precautions against heat exhaustion, runners should take care to protect their skin against the sun’s rays.
Running in the Texas heat challenges even the most intrepid runners. Beyond the misery of bathing in your own sweat for hours on end, Texas runners need to take the time to properly acclimate. They must also heed the warning signs of heat stroke.
So why do it? Despite the dangers, running in the Texas heat brings significant rewards for those disciplined enough to stick with their training plan through the dog days of summer.