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7/18/13 10:25 P

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Tonight I was going to the Y to workout. Normally I would run downhill to and run the uphill back. Day time running is out this week. It was after sundown when I stepped out. I went less than a quarter mile. "Let's don't be stupid." I walked.

That's how I cope.

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7/18/13 1:07 P

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Thanks for the link!

I am in the same boat... it has been hard to feel motivated when the heat and humidity is so oppressive. Hoping for a cooler September.

My first 10k is Sunday and I might actually luck out with 77 degrees.

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7/18/13 12:21 P

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Thanks for the link Nancy! Explains a lot. I read another good article while I was there.

http://www.runnersworld.com/running-tips
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Keeping mindful of all the info. Long run tomorrow and I think I will see how early I can get started.


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7/18/13 11:33 A

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When you train/run in the heat your body's blood volume is going to drop due to the increase in your sweat rate--your body is then forced to adapt to running with a lower blood volume, HOWEVER once the temps move more to what is considered great running temps (50 for many us) your body will be so well adapted to running with the lower blood volume in the summer heat that once you start running in the cooler temps your pace will be much easier because of this.

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7/18/13 11:24 A

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Thanks for the encouragement All!

Nancy - what do you mean by this:

I know come fall my pace is going to really pick up to the massive blood volume my body is developing by running in the heat.


LBTHOMASJR - I am not following a specific plan but I am week 5 of 11 for my training program which includes 3-4 (mostly 3) runs per week (includes a LR) and cross-training of biking, swimming and hiking.

To this point my longest run was 9 miles at a 13.25 pace. I do include a day, sometimes 2, of rest. (Today is a rest day) Most of the time I try to focus on time spent running and walking versus mileage and keep building up my time running as my legs and lungs will allow. I try to follow a run/walk method so my breathing stays in control. I would like to do some speedwork but in this heat, I just can't seem to get it going fast.

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7/18/13 9:49 A

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I think much of the runner's throughout the country are probably in the same boat as you. When is your Half? Are you on a formal training program or just building up endurance? If you're in the middle of actually training you are at a disadvantage in that you need to push through to stay on course. Remember though that these plans are guides. You definitely should back off and take it easy if/when necessary. Most especially, don't get too concerned with pace. It will be way off in this kind of weather, perhaps as much as a couple of minutes per mile on long runs. That's OK. Slow down and concentrate on just getting the miles in, whatever the pace.

If you have not yet started a training program for the HM, I would worry even less about how much you're getting done right now. Don't forget also that a key compnent of every athelete's year-round trainig regiment is rest. It's often neglected and if you aren't yet into your HM training schedule, now might be a good time to give yourself a week off to recover.

Hang in there. Sounds like you're doing great and will be ready for your first Half. Just remember that these hard, greuling miles are what is going to propel you to the Start (and Finish) line come race day and once the weather gives us a break, it will all seem so much easier!

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7/18/13 9:26 A

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Your pace is going to be slow, but your body is still reaping the benefits of running--this may be a time where you concentrate on time and not distance--something my running coach has me doing right now--your body is still making the changes in your energy system and physiologically so don't worry about your pace---just take it easy, even if you have to throw in walk breaks. I live in Texas and love, love, love running in the heat--it is an an acquired liking, but I know come fall my pace is going to really pick up to the massive blood volume my body is developing by running in the heat.

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7/18/13 9:17 A

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I think in this weather we're probably better doing little and often than trying to go for distance. It's crazy hot over here in the UK at the moment and I'm struggling too. The main thing is to remember to keep hydrated whatever you do.

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7/18/13 9:17 A

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I'm in Houston and it's hot. My lunch runs are down to 30 minutes and I do long runs early on the weekend.

I have mantra's I use in my head.. Don't quit on yourself.

Also make sure to hydrate before your run and after, maybe use a recovery formula for after.

Also not every run is going to be a great run, accept and move on.

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This heat and humidity stinks for running, especially with asthma. I am doing my training for my first half and yesterday I had the moment of doubt. "Who the heck do I think I am anyway, wanting to run a Half?" Quit running and go back to walking. "NO!" I have to keep pushing and at least try to do it. I have a lot against me, but I have the fighter inside me that is not backing down.
I have been running at a State Park near me where there is plenty of water, shade and a lake to jump into when I am done running. The swim is my reward. I am finding this week to be quite a challenge though and I am pretty doggone slow. Yesterday it took me 45 minutes to go 3.5 miles. I feel as thought the heat and humidity is kicking my ass but I know that I have to train or I don't stand a chance.
How's everyone else coping? Any suggestions?

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