Tulsa, Okla. - Getting up as early as 4:00 a.m. to train, most runners find that running before dawn is the only feasible to keep up with their regimen and stay on track for things like the upcoming Tulsa Run and Route 66 Marathon.
"This truly is dangerous heat," said Fleet Feet owner Lori Dreiling.
But even during the evenings, the temps still hover in the low to mid 90's.
Dreiling says there are several products that use new technology to help people keep cool, such as the Frogg Toggs cooling towel that can stay cold for hours.
She says people wrap it around their necks to keep cool.
Another popular product at the store is the Cool Point hand cooler that can help runners maintain a cool core temperature.
Even experienced runners like Drew Barton learn the dangers of the heat the hard way sometimes.
He says he suffered heat exhaustion when he tried to run around 3:00 in the afternoon last week.
"I got home and I got dizzy and sick and had to lay down," he said.
The only other real option is to run indoors on a treadmill, but even with a TV or music, that can be dreadfully dull, hence the nickname that many runners call it: the "dreadmill".