Outdoor Running

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

Cold

Long Run

If you are heading out early one morning for your long run, do not forget these!

  • Reflective belt or blinker lights
  • Fuel
  • Bug spray
  • Anti-chafe lotion
  • Hydration

 

Happy Running friends!

Nicole

"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