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H20…Aqua…Water…whatever you want to call it – DRINK IT! Running in the summertime means heat and humidity, which translates to potential dangers if you don’t stay properly hydrated during your runs. Let’s review some key tips on making sure your thirst doesn’t prevent you from finishing your next race.



 
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During the summer months you can often find some races that are set to go off in the late afternoon or early evening. How different should your pre-race planning be for a race that runs at night versus one in the morning? Here are some tips to help you prepare for a late day or evening race.


 
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This past weekend I ran in my second 5K of the season. It was a local race so my family (wife and two kids) came to watch me and a couple of friends run. Pre-race I felt pretty good. I scheduled this race as part of my “pre-season” before I begin my half-marathon training this spring. However, my finish ended up as a disappointment. Here is what happened.