First week of summer vacation - woohoo!! We've had beautiful sunny, cool weather - perfect for running, golf and soccer camps, but not so nice for pool or beach! Tazer and GaiGai are attending soccer camps and we're all taking (or have taken) golf lessons - even Munchkin - fun for the whole family!
With our sudden, but brief heat spell a couple of weeks ago, I struggled even with my early morning runs. In anticipation of the inevitable return of the heat and humidity, here's some advice from this month's issue of Running Times:
In addition to regular training (in other words, suck it up and keep at it), adjust your expectations and attitudes. Shift to effort over time and look for internal cues and perceived exertion instead of fixating on split times. Recommendations for hot and humid summertime races are to adjust preparation, expectations and mindset. Adjusting your preparation includes taking in more electrolytes 2-3 days before race and running shorter warm-ups pre-race. In adjusting your expectations - realize you will be slower. And finally, adjust your mindset - everyone is dealing with the same conditions. Overall - common sense advice. Same issue has some "Hot Myths" debunked worth checking out also.
How do you deal with hot humid training/racing?
Happy Father's Day,
especially to Kovas - you're the best Papa!
Enjoy the weekend!