This photograph was taken just after a fast 10K, run at about 6 in the morning. I look like a drowned rat, which is my normal look after a run in Bangkok.
At the coolest time of year (December and January) morning temperatures are still in the mid-twenties and things heat up very quickly. The heat is fairly insane. On the bus home after a hard run, I'm normally standing in a pool of my own sweat while the other passengers are looking politely away.
For first timers to running in Bangkok, it's important to appreciate the stress that running in this kind of heat puts on your body. When I first moved here, I didn't and learned the hard way.
So, at the risk of stating the obvious, here are a few simple dos and don'ts it's easy to forget:
I wish you all the very best for running in Bangkok. Good luck and run happy. Enjoy it!
Hi, I'm James, running enthusiast and founder of Run Bangkok. My intention here is just to share some ideas about running in Bangkok and running in general. I know from personal experience that it helps to hear about other people's experiences, and I hope that this will help you or be of interest in the same way.