Summer heat challenges even the hardiest runners. To cope, we move our workouts to the relative cool of early morning, opt for breezy garments, dial back our effort and carry extra water.
Still, we sweat like dogs.
Imagine, then, what summer running must be like for actual dogs, animals that are forever cloaked in fur coats, with high resting body temperatures (100-102 degrees) and a specialized circulatory system that warms their paws like wool socks. It's horrible, right?
Is that means to run without your best friend until fall? Of course not!
If you still want to bring your dog along during the dog days of summer, there are five things experts want you to know:
- Know Your Dog
- Make a Plan
- Do the Math
- Look for Warning Signs
- Consider Other Options
You can read this article for more details: http://www.active.com/running/articles/is-it-too-hot-to-run-with-your-dog.