I can personally vouch for loving the summer months more than the winter months. Yet, while running in the summer months is quite nice, racing in the South during the summertime is anything but easy for just about every runner. Anything longer than a 5k race becomes more of a heat endurance test rather than a test of aerobic capacity.
There are alternatives to racing on the roads.
Run for Your Life offers a fine summer track series at Myers Park High School.
Starting on May 26 (Tuesday nights) and running through end of June, they offer track events from 50 meters for kids to 3200 meters or a 5k depending on the week. Activities kick off around 6pm with the mile race starting around 6:45.
The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids for a single week. Or get a Season Pass for $35 which includes a tech shirt.
For more information or to register for a Season Pass use the link below.
Give it a try this summer. You might find that you like it.
Tuesday nights starting May 26th.
The Cool Down Runner