Since it is "officially" hot outside it can sometimes make running a little uncomfortable if I don't get out on the trail by a certain time. I do like to get up early, but I admit that sometimes I don't get up and around early enough. It can be sweltering hot here by 8 am.
I can remember being just miserable last year because my favorite trail was so hot because it had very little shade on it. Since then I had gone to look for some other places to run where I would be out of the direct sun. Now if you know me, you would know that sharing the roads with cars as I run scares me, I prefer to run on trails and sidewalks so finding some of these places took some thought.
Some of these places I found last summer and I plan to take advantage of them this summer when it gets too hot. The best part is that I bet each of you have at least one, if not all of these places near your home!
1. The cemetery: I don't need to tell you why this is such a peaceful place to run. Cemeteries are usually shaded and there is no traffic.
3. Campgrounds: If you can find a campground to run in, you will be in shade heaven even if you run in the middle of the afternoon ( not that I would recommend that). The only negative thing I have found about running at a campground is that if I go early in the morning, I can still smell the campfires from the night before. Also, I would go during the week because they tend to be pretty busy on the weekends.
And of course there is always the treadmill or an inside track but I prefer to be outside as much as I can during the summer.
Where are some of the shadier places you have found to run during the summer? ~M
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