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Pre-Workout Warm-up Advice For Hot Days

How exactly are you supposed to warm up before a run when it’s hot outside?

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NCAA runner turned high school coach Hillary Kigar has an answer for all things training—no matter what the season.

Do I need to warm up before a run if it’s hot outside? I just get overheated.

Often if it is a hot day, it means that you have spent all day inside an air-conditioned building before you go out for your run. While you will warm up quickly once you are outside, it is always a good idea to give the body some transition time. It can be quite the shock to go from sitting at a desk in a 68-degree office to the 91-degree pavement. If you know you get overheated, walk for 5–10 minutes before you start running. This will give your legs the opportunity to get warm and allow your body to adjust to the outdoor temperature while giving you some time to cue up the perfect hot summer playlist!

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