Where I live, in Cochrane, Alberta, 25c (77f) is a hot summer day. We only get a handful of those, and those are usually days where I make an effort to get out early in the day for runs or rides. Yes, those of you from the warm States can consider me a wimp, but in my defense, I run in cold weather. Cold enough weather to use vaseline on any exposed skin.
So, I'm racing on Sunday. It's a sprint triathlon with a pool swim. I signed up for this race mainly for fun. Now that the race is a few days away, the weather forecast is fairly reliable. A high of 31c (88f). Plus, since it's a pool triathlon, the starts are in heats. I recently sent an email to change my swim time (yay! I'm a much faster swimmer then when I registered initially.) With that change, it means that my heat will be at about 11:00. So, yeah, I'm doing the bike and run at the HOTTEST time of the day.
Yeah, I'm a wimp. I have never run in temperatures that high... Good thing I don't have a goal time for this race.
What are your strategies for dealing with the heat?