Thanks to everyone who participated in FuelBelt’s Hydration Hustle Virtual 5k for July!!  It was a HOT one here in Georgia and we were SOOO GLAD we had our FuelBelts

Heather and I just picked up our 4 bottle FuelBelt in preparation for our longer distances this fall.  Even when it’s cool outside, your body still loses water so you GOTTA keep it hydrated!!

We just wanted to share how YOU stayed cool in the hot July Heat!!  There are a lot – but we were just so happy to see how our participants focused on staying hydrated this month!!!  Greag job everyone!

Winners will be announced soon – stay tuned ;)

  • Ran at sunset…
  • Start early is #1- I started at 6:00 am…Also I hydrated up the night before.
  • Drank 16.9 oz before run and drank additional 33.8oz during run (2 more bottles of water). Was struggling with the heat and humidity. Also, I beat my time by a minute from the first 5k and I did some crazy hills today that I didn’t do with the first! 
  • I usually start at 0630, to beat the heat.  This day was exceptionally humid!  I ran on a golf course cart path.  They have water stations every other hole.
  • My husband stayed home with the dog & baby & I wore a platypus water pack for my run.  I also walked a little if I felt I was getting too hot.
  • I skipped a day, because of the heat, I hydrated the day before, I hydrated before my run and I hydrated once during my run. The temperature wasn’t too bad, but it was MUGGY!
  • run later at dusk, hydrated before
  • I started earlier in the morning to ensure it wasn’t too hot and humid.  Before hand I drank a bottle of water and grabbed another upon completion.  I also tried to slow down my pace a bit.
  • I started at 4:30am because this was a long day and the temps was hot all night.  I hydrated the day before and during the run.  It was still dark when I started to run but when the sun came up it was not shade at all. 
  • I started early in the day and I drank some water during the run.
  • I grabbed 2 cups of water at each station… drank one and poured the other over my head!
  • I tried to stay in the shade as much as possible.   Since I’m short, I can also use taller runners’ shadows as shade too :)
  • Water stations at each mile.  I drank water before,during, and after the race
  • i always keep well hydrated
  • Ran in the evening, as the sun set. Also, dropped water along my route so I could pick it up as I ran past to keep hydrated. :)
  • Running in Texas in July is always hot!  Start early and carry water!  The best thing that I have found for keeping cool is wearing a personal body cooler-one of those things you soak in water and it swells up.  
  • I started a little earlier and drank water periodically throughout the run.  I love my neighborhood because of so many trees for shade!
  • I am always drinking a lot of water but I did especially on this run b/c it was so humid.
  • At every water stop I dumped a cup of water over my head!
  • I live in a tropical country, so I am used to the heat and humidity.   It is practically sunny for most part of the year.  FYI, recorded hottest temp summer 2011 in Manila, Philippines 37.8 C/  I00.04 F .   I run in the mornings usually at 6 am for the co
  • This was part of my 10k race, I ran in the shade when I could, TRIED to hydrate the day before and ran slower.
  • I started at 5:30am with constant hydrating for 2 days before and during the warmup. We walked to the track, I ran 2 on the track, and 1.19 miles back to the start point.
  • Hydated the day before
  • Ran in the rain!!!!!
  • Start early water before during & after. Plan running routes around water fountains :)
  • I dumped some water on my head while mid-run.  I drank about 16 oz before/during/after the run
  • Ran around 9 am and tried to run in as much shade as possible. Lots of water afterwards.
  • started running before 7am – even though the temp was 63, it fells hotter in the sun and there was little shade along the route
  • It was a terrible run and I was so hot! I tried to get out earlier but the kids would not let me. The only way I could stay cool was to run as slow as possible in the shade. I ended up walking some of run.  Today was discouraging but I refuse to give up
  • For this specific run staying hydrated was more the pre-race hydration of water the night before and a little during the morning.  Typically, during summer training I do 2 things to manage hydration as much as possible, 1) early morning runs
  • I waited to start my run later in the evening (I normally run at 3:00 PM and waited until 7:30 PM).  I also got to run with my new FuelBelt so I’d have water with me!
  • I got up at 5:00 a.m. to leave at 6:30 a.m. to get to a race that started at 8:00 a.m.  It was the hardest 5K course I’ve ever done as it was my first trail run — lots of hills, some of which were nothing but mud and rocks.  But so worth it
  • I was on my treadmill, so I kept the fan on low, opened the windows, and turned on the ceiling fan.  The temp was good!
  • I try to drink lots of water the few days before the outdoor runs, run early, and if possible run near the ocean.
  • I went at night because we’ve been under a heat advisory. I also drank plenty of water before and after my run.
  • I walked in the morning before it got too hot and drank water afterwards.
  • Started run by 9:00am before it got too hot, hydrated with water, and tried to run in the shade whenever it was possible
  • This was the 5k split from my 15k race, and to stay cool I stopped at every water station along the 9.3 mile run, ate the popsicles they gave out and ran through the hoses/sprinklers people had they were spraying in the streets :)
  • I ran when it was overcast. I stayed hydrated before and after the race. Since it was mid-day I chose a part of the Silver Comet Trail that was shaded.
  • Start Early in the morning to finish early in the morning.
  • I’m actually out of town on business in a location that is MUCH hotter than northern Montana.  I have really tried to stay hydrated all week by keeping a large bottle of water at my desk.  I really think that helped!
  • drank water early, ran when there was a “cold front” that came into town.
  • Started early-ish, ran slow and steady with breaks to catch my breath (with the humidity, the air is heavy and thick!)
  • The temps were as bad as they have been, but the hummidity was a balmy 90%, so we ran a little earlier than normal today at 7am.  Also we ran a park that we don’t usually go to; the length of the trail isn’t ideal, but it’s ALL shaded!
  • Started at 0602, always take my Ultimate Direction handheld (10 ounce) bottle during summer months.
  • I hydrated during the run
  • Stopped for a quick water break
  • Early morning run, drank water throughout run, stayed in the shade as much as possible.
  • I hydrated on the run (took my fuel belt for it’s 1st trail run)! I know I didn’t NEED water w/that low temp though, lol!
  • It was a night race. Down around the lake so itr was cooler race for a mid summer.
  • carry a handheld water bottle that is frozen the night before.
  • I’m running at 6, and it’s still hot. I always carry my Nathan handheld. I did run close to some sprinklers this morning to get that cool mist…too bad the coolness didn’t last long!
  • Hydrated the day before; also left a bottle of water about .25 miles from the end (it was out and back run)
  • Had to do this one on the treadmill. Way to hot when I get out of work ;)
  • Started earlier and got some shade in the park trail.
  • I’ve been running in the early morning – it’s the only way! Today I started earlier, and I went back to an old standby for sweat containment – a cheap bandana tied around my head.
  • I try to start my runs while the whole world is still asleep.  I also carry my water with me.
  • This was actually my first 10K so there were a couple water stations, but I did bring my Nathan 22 oz water bottle along with me.  The wet sponges at the water stations felt awesome at mile 4.5.
  • I try to hydrate as much as possible the day i run since i mostly run in the evening. then i stop drinking 1 hr prior to avoid a full bladder. with a 5k i typically don’t hydrate while running.
  • WATER!!!
  • Only two weeks left on my summer vacation, but I’m finding myself setting my alarm for early, early so that I can run before it gets really hot.  It’s actually a nice run early in the morning.  Hey, I can take naps later, right???
  • We started at 7 =)
  • hydrate, run at 9:30pm and break in my running shorts!
  • I drank a lot before I left, but not enough.  I ran a local 5k and by the time I finished, they were out of water!  Luckily I had a water bottle there, went and filled it up at the water fountain.
  • I started my run LATE, so I made sure I was hydrated. I always drink before, during, and mostly after.  FL humidity is HOT
  • Well, I live in the PNW and it isn’t hot at all! But, I did get to run on the road as opposed to the treadmill thanks to another mommy volunteering to watch my kids!
  • I stayed cool by running in the beautiful breezes of the ocean!!!!  It was Heaven!
  • I walked with my walking pal – Kristie DeWaele (we are with the Glencoe, ON MRTT Chapter).  We walked at our usual time, it had just finished raining so it was much cooler!!
  • I ran at 5:30 in the morning and it was ridiculously humid (94%).  However, it was cooler than it had been in previous mornings due to a rainstorm the evening before.  Lucky me!
  • I started early in the morning, and I ran inside my garage. It’s still hot in there, but at least I have fans and no direct sun on me.
  • We were in Oregon for the 4th.  It’s not so hot there :).  I also went early to avoid the heat.
  • I run in and out of the shade, rarely skip a day due to heat.  I drink water before and after but not on my run.
  • I started earlier in the morning this time, getting up as early as 6.00 for my last three runs.  It is miserably hot and I want to run safe!
  • It was a shady park, water
  • We started late at 9 pm.  I did drink a lot yesterday.  We didn’t drink during, but I drank a lot when we were finished.  It was dusk and then got dark on us.  We kept on truckin’.  This was my first day back at it after a long hiatus.
  • I’m currently 18 weeks pregnant, so staying cool is a huge priority for me. I started early. I wear my camelbak. I also always try to run on the shaded side of the street.  The hardest step for me is getting out the door.
  • We picked a cool day and integrated a walk/run program :)
  • Ran later and skipped a day because it was to hot the day before
  • I was lazy and just stuck to the treadmill : )  It was 98 on the thermometer when I emerged from the Y.
  • I’ve really been focusing on hydration everyday now. I’m taking in as much water as possible. According to my body info I’m working with an app to log as close to 100 ounces per day as possible. I keep a large, cool water near while we run our park.
  • we started at 6:30 am, rather than our normal 7am because we were doing a long run.  it was already 75 with 95% humidity at 6:30.  i have a go lite water bottle that i carried during the run.  we ran in a cemetary where it was mostly shaded and got water 
  • I don’t usually carry water during a 5K race, but it was really humid so I carried my 12-ounce thermal Amphipod bottle with Strawberry Lemonade Nuun. Made a TON of difference in my enjoyment level.
  • We ran later in the evening….with an extra bottle of water on hand for the finish.
  • In south MS, it’s always hot. I am just used to the temps :)…. I try to pick sahdy paths, when I can.
  • I ran at the beach in Panama City – hoping the beach breeze would help me keep a little cool.  I also ran around the pond/pool area by the bay – there’s a fountain that blows mist when you go by.  That helped. 
  • I had to cut my run short.  Things were just too hot under this “heat dome”.
  • I usually start earlier.  At 430 or 5AM.  I carry water with me and in the hot summer months run in a runners skirt and tank top.  Sometimes I will even walk the shadey spots to try to cool off.
  • Start early
  • I started earlier – 8:30 – and rans sans kiddos (not pushing the jogger).
  • ran on treadmill its wayyyy too hot outside but walked later outside for an additional mile
  • I ran on a treadmill with a fan.  :)
  • I started earlier (6am) and I drank lots of water the day before.
  • wear a wet headband and run through sprinklers
  • I like to run around 8am, I bring water with me and chose a shady path
  • I ran right as the sun was setting and made sure to hydrate through out the day!
  • I stay cool by running on my treadmill, since it is summer with the kids out of school most of my runs are done after bedtime and my treadmill is the only option. When I do get a chance to run outside I try to make it as early as possible and carry extra 
  • Started early! Ran in the shade! I still drank lots of water!
  • Hydrated before (and after)  26.28 time in 5K
  • Run on the treadmill
  • I drink some water and tried to stay in the shade.
  • ran inside on the treadmill.  Drank a lot of G2 during myh run.
  • To stay cool, I drank a lot of water the day before, and I also chewed gum while I ran.  The gum keeps my mouth from drying out, so I focus less on the desire for a water break.
  • We started at 8pm at night, powerade zero and H20 during the day, cooled off with H20 and a frog toggle around my neck and head.
  • For my first Peachtree Road Race, I was so thankful for the volunteers and cheerleaders spraying water guns and offering buckets of ice from the sidelines!
  • I did the 5K as part of my long run for the week – I had my fuel belt and Nuun in the bottles.
  • I went early in the morning and got it out of the way before the temps started to rise.
  • I participated in a 5K race and at 2 of the water stops I just grabbed water and splashed it over my head and face to stay cool.  A storm was rolling in but it was super hot and humid!  Race time was 26:29 with an 8.33/mile pace.
  • before and after race.. during would have been wise
  • I originally planned to do this (my first time running 5K without walking) on Friday the 22.  I got outside around 8:00, and once I started running, I knew it was too hot!  I ran for 10 minutes, then walked/ran for the rest of the 2.7 km.  Friday morning,  (this one got cut off :( )
  • I’ve started running much earlier in the mornings & drinking water during runs.
  • I tried running in the shade as much as possible.  The temp was not too bad for the start but by the end the heat index was up to 95*… crazy hot.  And, I was pushing my 2 yr old son!!  Drank lots and lots of water!!
  • I poured water over my head during the run to cool off.
  • started late
  • Started earlier and ran faster.
  • Started early and used shade.
  • Hydration
  • started earlier, drank a glass of water before running
  • 7:30 am start to the event. Started with a swim that kept me cool on the bike ride. I tried to stay hydrated by drinking when I could on the bike. But by the time the run came I was thirsty. Grabbed every pit stop sip :)
  • I ran at 9pm.  It was one of those hot days.  I carried water with me and had to take sips throughout the 5K….Even after taking a “lawn sprinkler shower,” I was melting!  I slowed my pace too and avoided hills.  Finished at 35:31.
  • I started at 6:19 EDT. I did hydrate the day before. I didn’t hydrate during the run. I ran before the sun was up. I didn’t cut my run short, I ran 3.14 miles in under 45 minutes. I was in the mountains for a youth retreat with my family and our church
  • I tried to run some trails to keep out of the sun.
  • I ran indoors – but it was still hot!  I had a water bottle with me but really should have had a sports drink becuase I didn’t have a snack prior to running. But I am excited about running “virutally” and want to do a 5k each day!!! thanks for having this
  • I started later than I normally do, it was 8pm, unfortunately here in South Texas time doesn’t matter cause it’s still HOT! I had my camelpack with me to stay hydrated and my hubby and daughter followed me on our Kawasaki mule, as the always do, just in case
  • I use Bondi Bands, Go running early in the AM and stash fluids for rehydration along the course!
  • Hydrated before with NUUN’s and started early!
  • I started at 5:30 p.m. after work.  I did drink water most of the day and carried a fresh cold water with me as a plodded along.  I tried to run in the shade when I could find it.  I drank the water as I ran along.  I did not cut the run short.  I did wal
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