Other than two summers in Colorado and a year spent traveling the world, I've trained in Texas my whole life. So it goes without saying that heat and humidity are no strangers to me.
I've learned to expect to finish runs feeling like I've just emerged from the ocean, that running in a dehydrated state can be as debilitating as sprinting in a mascot costume, and that a spy's disguise (hat and shades) work just as well for summertime runners (just leave the wig at home).
While such lessons don't exactly glamorize the heat and humidity, there are actually some big benefits inherent in such a training climate. Here are a few small tips that make a huge difference in my warm-weather running: