Here Comes Summer...Runners Beware!
There are many other ways to make sure you stay fully hydrated during hot and humid runs. Many runners choose to wear camelbacks, because they are relatively lightweight and don't require you to stop if you want a sip of water. There are also many fuel belts on the market that allow runner to wear a belt that holds containers for water or juices.
It is important to consider that sometimes water is not the best choice in hot circumstances because you are not merely losing water when you run but also essential electrolytes. Alternatives such as Gatorade, Vitamin Water, and PowerAid are great products that help to keep you hydrated and replenish your electrolytes.
When you run in the heat you also sweat more. Make sure you wear socks that are made out of a material that can wick the increased perspiration away from your feet. If you wear cheap cotton socks you will have a greater risk of developing blisters.
However you choose to help quench your thirst and dodge the heat while running in the summer months always keep in mind that you must be especially in tuned with your body during this time. Don't push yourself to hard. If you start feeling heat cramps, dizziness, or lightheadedness coming on stop immediately and seek shade and water.