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When you’re a runner, summer can be a bit of a bummer.  Every run feels harder and your speed seems to evaporate instantly, unlike the massive amount of sweat dripping into your eyes and staining your clothes.

The good news is that all your sweaty work this summer will pay off with faster times in the fall.  Your body will learn how to cool off quicker and more efficiently bring blood and nutrients to your muscles, which will make faster running easier when the weather cools off.

So how do you get through those hot races and runs to get those incredible advantages we are hoping for?  I’ll explore how.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • the science of what is happening when you run in the heat
  • how you can effectively manage hot runs and keep up your training, and
  • exactly what you do to prepare for a hot race day

This episode will give you everything you need for all your hot and sweaty runs this summer. 

Don’t forget to stay tuned all the way to the end of the episode for another Mental Strength Minute.  Fortify your mind in 60 seconds or less.

Welcome to the Planted Runner.  I’m Coach Claire Bartholic and my mission is to help you improve your running, your mindset, and your life with science-backed training and plant-based nutrition.

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Don’t forget to stay tuned all the way to the end of the episode for another Mental Strength Minute. Fortify your mind in 60 seconds or less.


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