Embrace your pooch’s instinct
There’s a reason that every marathoner prays for 50- to 60-degree weather. If you’ve learned anything from those daily walks with your dogs in the summer, it’s that blazing sunshine is no dog’s best friend and there’s no such thing as too many water breaks. When you’re training for intense runs like a marathon, follow your pup’s lead. Take note of tree lined streets boasting tons of shade and keep your water bottle close.