This infographic provides key insights as to how the optimum temperature differs depending on the distance run, alongside tips and tricks to adapt to running in hot and cold weather. With running participation in the UK increasing by 37% since 2012, this infographic takes a look at the impact temperature has on the sport.
The graph below shows the estimated ideal temperature for each of the race distances. The temperatures were calculated by collating the fastest time run this year in each discipline and using the estimated temperature based on when and where the time was set.
The infographic showcases the estimated temperatures the world record holders had to face on the day.
Running in hot weather can be quite challenging. Every 5°F rise in temperature above 60°F can slow your pace by as much as 20 to 30 seconds per mile. A few tips to improve your performance in hot weather are mentioned in the infographic below.
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