7/6/12 Training

Yesterday’s run was a hot one.  Despite running in the evening, the temperature was still 102 degrees at the start.  I tried to run smart (if that’s possible with temperatures that high) by running a controlled pace and leaning heavily on my nutritional drink during the run.  The fluid that usually lasts me well over an hour barely lasted the duration of the run.  It was 4.11 miles in 32:16.

A few thoughts from yesterday’s run.  First, when the temperatures are this hot, you have to run smart to prevent injury.  Ensuring lots of liquids and reducing the pace to account for the effects of the heat.  Probably even better, beat the heat by running early in the morning.  The second thought concerned the difference between sun and heat.  My recent running has been tailored to acclimate to sun exposure over a long duration.  However, triple digit temperatures adds a totally different dimension.  To me, the higher temperatures take longer to acclimate to instead of the sun.

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