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10/18/09 7:42 P

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I'm in FL also (about an hours drive east of Orlando!) and I can definitely vouch for the humidity being harder to run in than the heat.

I can't really offer any advice either. Sorry I can't be of any help to you.

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10/18/09 5:57 P

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According to Galloway, you start being affected by the temp when it gets above 60, or at least he suggests that you should slow the pace down 30 seconds /mi for each 5 degrees above 60. Anything below 70 feels good to me, but I'm used to much higher temps. I agree with the poster who said that humidity is more likely to be the difficulty. It is humid here in Austin, and I notice the humidity much more than the heat.

So in addition to training (if you can) in higher temps, you should probably also be careful of your pace early in the race and be aware that you may need to slow it down a bit if it is hotter than you are used to.
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10/18/09 3:01 P

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Tiff, I live in South Florida... the weather here can be very unpredictable in December. You can have cold, hot and anything in between.

I don't really have much training advice, since I train here all year round, but I will advise you to make sure you hydrate appropriately! No matter the temperature, it will be a lot more humid here, which will make a difference.

Enjoy!

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10/18/09 1:09 P

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Thanks for the response! I thought about doing that as well, or at the very least running one run outside (my long run), one run on the treadmill (probably my tempo/speedwork runs), and then one outside in the afternoon when the temps may be a little warmer than the morning hours (my easy run, usually around 4-6 miles).

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only person struggling with this issue. I'm fine with running in the temp change, I just want to prepare myself as adequately as possible so that I don't overheat or something.

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10/18/09 1:03 P

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You are asking a tough question.

I have never been faced with training at one temperature and then racing in a warmer climate, but I will be doing so in February.

I am in Nova Scotia. All my training will be in the dead of winter and then I will be racing in what will feel like spring/early summer temperatures in New Orleans in February.

My plan is to keep my long run on Sunday morning - outdoors if possible, but run some of my mid week (longist runs) on the treadmill inside where the temperature is in the low 70's. This way I will have some climate conditioning. I hope it works. :-)

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10/18/09 12:45 P

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Well, here's how the averages from weather.com for December compare between Indy and Orlando.

Indy:
Average Low -- 23
Average High -- 40

Orlando:
Average Low -- 53
Average High -- 73

I'd assume that at the race start, it'll be closer to the low end of the averages... but who knows!

Edited by: RUNNER_TIFF_07 at: 10/18/2009 (12:47)
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5 Mi: 3 [PR 45:45, 10/09]
10K: 2 [PR 55:57, 11/09]
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10/18/09 12:31 P

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How warm will it be in Orlando? There is definitely something to be said for getting yourself adapted to running in higher temps and humidity.
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10/18/09 12:10 P

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Okay, so I live in central Indiana (Indianapolis) and my second half marathon is in Orlando on December 5th. I'm not terribly concerned about the difference in weather since it'll be decent in Florida in December -- or at least, I'm assuming so since people have told me that it'll be a good time for me to run a race there. My concern is the TRAINING period. I've been looking at my schedule and it will be pretty cold here in Indiana during the time I'll be doing my 12 mile runs (they'll occur during the first and third weeks of November). Should I be running these in the morning, like I always do, at around the time of the race OR should I aim to run them in the afternoon when the weather will be at it's warmest here in Indiana (which should be about the same as the START of the race in Orlando). If I do the second choice, that means I'll be running at a different time of day than I'm used to running but the weather will be similar. This means I'd also have to switch up my long run day because I usually run before work (my shift is 12-8:30p) -- I'd have to run on my day off instead in order to accomplish this.

Is there ANYTHING else I should do to prepare myself adequately?

Thanks!
Tiffany

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31 Races Completed
5K: 11 [PR 25:28, 5/09]
4-4.5 Mi: 3 [PR 37:48, 10/10]
5 Mi: 3 [PR 45:45, 10/09]
10K: 2 [PR 55:57, 11/09]
15K: 1 [PR 1:32:51, 4/10]
13.1: 5 [PR 2:17:17, 9/10]
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