Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
LOGOULD's Photo LOGOULD SparkPoints: (89,184)
Fitness Minutes: (28,351)
Posts: 4,377
7/5/11 11:55 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks Jef for reminding us all of the importance of running safe - and thanks Nancy and everyone for the valuable information!!!

"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)

"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin



 current weight: 6.8  over
 
10
5
0
-5
-10
MULEDOGGIE's Photo MULEDOGGIE SparkPoints: (42,314)
Fitness Minutes: (23,742)
Posts: 1,280
7/1/11 9:45 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Will do, Nancy. Thanks so much!

Jeff

--

Whatever your past has been, your future is spotless!


 current weight: 248.0 
 
277
256.5
236
215.5
195
SP_COACH_NANCY SparkPoints: (158,833)
Fitness Minutes: (112,042)
Posts: 46,222
6/30/11 9:39 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Jeff,

Pick up a copy of the August edition of Runner's World and there is a great article on running in the heat...even features a race in Dallas called the Texas Hottest Half.

Nancy

MULEDOGGIE's Photo MULEDOGGIE SparkPoints: (42,314)
Fitness Minutes: (23,742)
Posts: 1,280
6/30/11 9:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks everyone!

--

Whatever your past has been, your future is spotless!


 current weight: 248.0 
 
277
256.5
236
215.5
195
FREECLOUD's Photo FREECLOUD Posts: 1,548
6/30/11 11:22 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Coincidentally, I got an email about running in hot weather today, so I'll share it. It covers what everyone has mentioned below, but also gives symptoms of heat stroke and the like to watch out for.

www.active.com/running/Articles/10-T
ip
s-for-Hot-Summer-Runs.htm?cmp=17-7-8R>72&page=2


Wendy
~~~~~

"I have achieved oneness with the road - Please dial 911 for me" - Unknown

"A bicycle ride is a flight from sadness." James E. Starrs, The Literary Cyclist

"We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves...The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom."
-Sir Roger Bannister, first runner to run a sub-4 minute mile


 current weight: 128.0 
 
137
132.75
128.5
124.25
120
JANEREILLY's Photo JANEREILLY Posts: 729
6/29/11 11:47 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Plan on being slower and just accept it. If you feel overheated then stop and walk. Other than staying hydrated not too much you can do. I also find that on long runs I will take some gaterade at the end or near the end. It helps with numbness in my hands. I wear a water wicking bondi band and a baseball hat. The hat keeps the sun off my face and the bondi band keeps the sweat out of my eyes.

I have to say though that I am a wimp when it comes to humidity. If it gets really humid I have to run on the mill at the gym.

DAKOTACAT's Photo DAKOTACAT Posts: 803
6/29/11 9:56 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
get good wicking running clothes. i run at noon and it's VERY hot, but the wicking fabric really does help. you still sweat like crazy, but you don't get as wet, which sounds kinda gross, but it really works. make sure you listen to your body and don't get overheated, because that's a lousy way to start your day!

Cathy


 current weight: 128.0 
 
278
240.5
203
165.5
128
SP_COACH_NANCY SparkPoints: (158,833)
Fitness Minutes: (112,042)
Posts: 46,222
6/29/11 9:46 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Jeff,

Below is a link to a SparkPeople dailySpark blog I wrote that may help.

RUN SPARK STRONG!
Nancy

www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=the
_h
eat_is_on_taking_precautions_when_exR>ercising_outdoors


MULEDOGGIE's Photo MULEDOGGIE SparkPoints: (42,314)
Fitness Minutes: (23,742)
Posts: 1,280
6/29/11 9:38 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It is regularly in the mid to upper 80s heat index where I live at 5:30am when I run. I carry water for my runs, but I'm wondering about any wisdom from the team for dealing with the heat.

Jef

--

Whatever your past has been, your future is spotless!


 current weight: 248.0 
 
277
256.5
236
215.5
195
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Master Runners-40 and over General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
boston... .everyone safe? 4/17/2013 8:24:52 PM
My Intro to the Group 7/16/2013 4:20:12 PM
WHAT'S YOUR EMOTICON TODAY? 7/12/2014 4:50:44 AM
new spark interface 7/2/2013 12:10:18 PM
2014 Senior Olympics, Ohio 6/2/2013 11:10:36 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x42717400

Review our Community Guidelines