Just this week, a friend of mine was thankful for air conditioning. Year after year, I tend to forget how brutal the humidity can be around here in the Midwest. Sometimes I’m not sure if I am running or swimming! Hydration is oh so important when it gets hot and drinking fluids even when you are not thirsty will help to top off the tank. It’s especially important for older runners to continue to drink beyond their thirst because I’ve read that as we age, our thirst mechanism goes a bit daft and isn’t always a good indicator of what we need. So drink up and try to keep the alcoholic and caffeinated beverages to a minimum.