Hills and distance were only two of the challenges runners doing the Boston Marathon on Monday had to contend with — unseasonable heat threw another hurdle into the mix. Temperatures reached 87(!) degrees, scaring away more than 4,000 runners who had registered for the race, and causing 2,100 who did run to be treated for dehydration and exhaustion.
Which begs the question — how prepared are you to run in extreme weather? The temps for last year’s Peachtree Road Race were 74 degrees at the 7:30 a.m. starting time, and it only got hotter. For PRR first-timers who haven’t run in humidity, make no mistake — it was sock-drenching, T-shirt soaking humidity. I don’t say that to scare you, but to prepare you.
The treadmill may be tempting on days when it feels like the air is so heavy, it