Be careful with hot weather.  We have been quite unfortunate to have had a brutal winter and, so far in May, we seem to be heading for a hot summer.

Try to stay hydrated at all times.  Bring drinks with you.  If you are one who profusely sweats (like me!), make sure you have an electrolyte replacement drink with you.   Put sun tan lotion on – this goes for all seasons when you have bare skin showing against the sun, but we haven’t had that chance here in NJ lately….

If you can, run early or late.  If you must run in hot weather during day hours, choose a path or course that is heavily shaded.

All this may sound like “just” common sense, but sometimes you just need to hear it one more time before you go out there.   We don’t want anyone collapsing from heat exhaustion….ever….

Happy running…

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Nickolas Joannidis
Nickolas Joannidis
I have been running for over 35 years, having done practically every possible racing event or distance from the 100 meters through the marathon. I competed in varsity high school cross country and track at Saddle Brook High School in the mid-1980's, varsity cross country and track at Division II Pace University and finished well over 200 road races since then, including 20 marathons with a lifetime best of 3:14:50. I was the president of the Hoffmann LaRoche corporate running team for 7 years, growing the team from 25 to over 90 during his tenure. I coached many of these runners to achieve their goals, whether they were beginners or advanced. In 2011 I was an assistant coach for the Fair Lawn Recreation track team, helping the 10 to 14 year old group. I am currently personally coaching dozens of runners, from beginner levels to advanced levels and getting them to be prepared to meet their goals.

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