This summer, I am determined to conquer my fear of summer running in Texas. The heat and humidity are formidable around these parts, but the benefits of running outside loom large. I want to enter the fall/winter running season with strong legs and a great base to support me during my next half-marathon training cycle. With those thoughts in mind, I’ve rounded up a few fun posts to inspire me and any of you to not let the heat get the best of you.
* I like these two posts from Amanda of ChemE Runner: Summer Running in Austin: Part 1 and Summer Running in Austin: Part 2. It’s good to be reminded that while summer running is tough, it does have its rewards. (Also, check out this super-cute post about Amanda’s dual-race weekend, during which she ran a 5K with her boyfriend and their two dogs! She is adorable…and a pretty hardcore runner. I love it.)
* The Idiot’s Guide to Summer Running in Texas is self-explanatory.
* Our own Chrissy wrote a good post reminding us to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate and not to freak out about running slowly: Summer Fun Running.
Got any links to add to this list? Feel free to leave a comment! And happy running, as always.