Lately, I have been obsessively copying over my notes that I have collected over the last years into one book. One huge book o' fitness. It's actually rather funny how crazy I was to read everything and anything that I could get my hands on. I had some serious passion in that research of overpronation, running stretches, yoga practice routines, meal prepping and healing foods. You could tell in the beginning I was seeking out a variety of diets because I simply could not find one that would give me the quick results I felt everyone but me had. Then you see it shift to running all the things! From plans to accommodations to pack lists and bucket lists...I had a fire for the sport. ANYWAY... in the process of all of that, I found all of these little bits of information that I have carried through with me that I felt the need to share with all of you...
In the Heat & Humidity
|DEW POINT (°F)||RUNNER'S PERCEPTION||HOW TO HANDLE|
|50–54||Very comfortable||PR conditions|
|55–59||Comfortable||Hard efforts likely not affected|
|60–64||Uncomfortable for some people||Expect race times to be slower than in optimal conditions|
|65–69||Uncomfortable for most people||Easy training runs might feel OK but difficult to race well or do hard efforts|
|70–74||Very humid and uncomfortable||Expect pace to suffer greatly|
|75 or greater||Extremely oppressive||Skip it or dramatically alter goal|
Chart from https://www.runnersworld.com/race-training/training-in-the-heat
If you are heading out early one morning for your long run, do not forget these!
- Reflective belt or blinker lights
- Bug spray
- Anti-chafe lotion
Happy Running friends!
"That's the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are the moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is" - Kara Goucher