We had record-breaking temps last week, and so I walked in shade of the parking structure. One "lap" is basically the same as one lap of the track. I wet some paper towels from the restroom and mopped my brow, and placed some on my neck. I was able to complete my walking this way, without heat stroke!
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Here in Las Vegas, temps max out at around 115 in the summer, but stay above 100 for most of June-September. To keep cool and hydrated during my summertime walks, I take a completely frozen bottle of water with me. It starts melting within about 5 minutes, so I have water available to drink when I need it. It continues to melt throughout my hour-long walk, giving me water continuously. And bonus, it cools down my hands and keeps the heat-induced swelling to a minimum!
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