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The Warmup Lap | 07.06.12 - Running In The Heat And The Perfect Date Night

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Hey ... hey ... how about this heat, huh? Hooboy, I'll tell you what ... is it hot enough for ya? But ya know, it's the humidity that really gets ya.

All those terrible cliches are a way of introducing this article about how to deal with running in the heat on your runs, from keeping a "treasure chest" to running loops.

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