…havin a blaaaast! Summer runnin, happened SO faaaaaaast.
Seriously. Where did Spring go?
Oh yes, Summer has arrived in NYC. Whether it’s a disgustingly sticky day like it was Monday and Tuesday or a beautiful crisp one like today, this is a New York City Summer for sure.
I’m an early-bird runner. Up and done by 8am. The bonus of early-bird running in the Summertime?
- Fewer tan lines
- Quiet city streets
- Cooler temperatures
- Happy hour (which I experienced for the first time in MANY years last night–Tuesday night tacos? Half price mojitos? Don’t mind if I do!)
- Work out amnesia –> easier to do the double workout
#5 specifically: Marathon training season is upon us = more miles. Sometimes I do doubles during the week so I can get more mileage in without having to go for more than an hour at a time.
Morning workouts allow for me to completely forget I already ran and do another easy run in the evening without hating every one of those last four or five miles of the day.
To make morning runs easier on days that I’m not training a client, I get up with my husband in the 5 o’clock hour and head out the door with him.
Sometimes I make a plan to meet friends for an early morning workout.
Surviving Summer runs and not being completely depleted for the day starts with immediate rehydration upon finishing. I don’t usually drink too much during weekly runs but I absolutely refuel when I stop.
Nuun to the rescue!
Let’s face it, I sweat more than your average bear. Seriously. I’d be sweating through my scrubs and people would be all, “Ummm…are you ok? You’re sweating an awful lot” and I’m like, “No worries. Just, uh, you know…hot?”
And in these temps, water ain’t gonna bring back the electrolytes, you know what I’m sayin?
In short, this Summer’s runs so far are brought to you by JB’s alarm clock, my awesome Oakley shades, and Nuun.
Now go out and run!
Tell me: What’s getting you through your Summer runs?