Adjust workouts for heat

3 Ways to Adjust Workouts for the Heat (Chart)

It’s hot out. As I’m writing this, it’s in the mid-80’s with high humidity and it actually feels pretty good compared to the weather we’ve been having.


Still, when you’re training for fall races (particularly early fall), you need to be getting quality training in over the summer to be ready.


That makes this time of year particularly tricky — how can you get quality training in when it’s hot and humid every day?


The chart below outlines three different ways to adjust your speed work when heat and humidity are taking their toll. Following the guidelines listed below will make sure that you have a speed workout that is effective and that you can still feel good about.


I’d love to hear your feedback, comments, and suggestions — leave a comment and let me know what you think!



To download a PDF version of the chart, click here.


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Coach Carl is a USA Track & Field Level 2 endurance coach who works with runners of all ability levels to reach their goals. He has been featured in Runner’s World, Women’s Health, Men’s Fitness, and Competitor. For information on his coaching services, click here.