Email subject line: Expert Tips On Running During A Heatwave From Nike Coach
With a heatwave fast approaching, I wondered if you’d be interested in some tips and advice on running/exercising during hot weather from South London’s Coach Cory Wharton-Malcolm, founder of Track Mafia and Nike’s running app coach (aka @bitbeefy).
‘I love running during a heatwave as it gives me the chance to train my body in coping with different temperatures. I like to wait until the hottest part of the day at 12 and run along the canal or through the woods away from built up polluted areas. I try and be a smart runner and just slow down and enjoy the heat… I feel like that’s one thing that helped me when I ran the Speed Project with friends through death valley in California.. the fact that id always tried to run when it was hot in London and not waited for it to be cool.’
‘Running in extreme heat isn’t for everyone though which is why, even though I recommend it, it comes with a warning. Every year there’s a heatwave of some kind and every year I have seen people get caught out by the heat, either due to over hydrating, not drinking enough or simply not adjusting their goal accordingly. At some of these races I have stopped with friends to await emergency services as people have collapsed, I have stopped to help people stretch as they are cramping up or they are dehydrated so we give them water. a lot of the times it comes from either not training in those weather conditions or not listening to your body. I know from experience that its not fun when you get it wrong as dehydration and cramp have caught me out many times.’
Please let me know if you’d like to send over any questions for Cory, or would like to see the full list of tips?
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