Many of us are just bidding farewell to winter running, and have been waiting for spring running for months. Unfortunately it looks like we may be skipping over spring for the most part and heading right into summer! While it would have been nice to have time to adjust, I think we all sort of expected this. Really though, I think I’m ready for summer running. Here’s why.
1. Summer running clothes
Summer running means shorts, tank tops, and best of all NO hats, gloves, or other sorts of layers. Therefore, there is so much less laundry. It takes so much less time to get ready for a run in the summer! While spring running is nice, I find myself dressing incorrectly 90% of the time. I either end up overdressed or underdressed.
I’ve missed running in the sun and can really use some Vitamin D in my life. Even though it’s hot, it feels good to be outside running in the summer sun. Usually for me spring means lots of rain so I’m kind of happy to have skipped that part of spring!
What is it about a good sweat that just makes you feel like you worked harder? I definitely sweat when I run inside on the treadmill, but I feel like it’s been awhile since I sweat while running outside. I know I will probably get sick of it quickly, but I am looking forward to a good sweat in the summer heat.
Ever since my last 5k I haven’t really been doing any workouts. I think that by running in the heat it will be like an automatic challenge. Runs will feel harder but that’s ok. I think it will be good to push myself in a different way.
I love that summer brings so much more light in the mornings. I’m excited to get outside pretty much any time after 5am and already see that the sun is up!
All of that being said, I know that this may be easier for me to say as someone who is not training for a long distance race. Summer running is a whole different ball game when there are 20 mile runs on the schedule!
If nothing else, I just want to get used to running in the heat. The back and forth between cool weather and heat can be so frustrating. There’s something to be said for consistency. (Ask me about this again in a month when I am desperate for some cooler weather!)
How do you feel about summer running?
How long does it take you to acclimate to running in the heat?
Will you be marathon training this summer?