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8/19/11 2:07 P

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I live in Denver Colorado. Whenever I have had the opportunity to run near sea level, I have felt better than perfect. In fact, I feel so good at the lower altitude that I tend do more than my knees are used to! I suspect that having trained at high altitude your body will be able to handle the change in humidity and temperature.


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8/19/11 9:30 A

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I live in Upstate Ny and we get humidity alot.. I do run in it.. my plan on humid days is start earlier in the day, bring extra water and $ in case i need to buy more water/gatorade.. and i slow down by a full a full minute.

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8/19/11 7:27 A

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Jacksonville can be very humid in August.

Just slow down. Continue to drink lots of water. Listen to your body!

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8/18/11 6:24 P

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If you come from a relatively dry (low humidity) environment, I think you will find the high humidity to be really draining if you aren't used to it. Even more so than higher temps. The two together can be challenging, especially with longer runs. For me, taking more frequent walk breaks really helps with the humidity. Increasing the length of the walk break also helps. Do you wear a heart rate monitor when you wog? As you body heats up, your heart has to work harder. I would say to just be aware that you will probably need to slow down and to listen to your body. And use plenty of Body Glide or something similar. Chafing can be a problem when the humidity is high because the sweat doesn't evaporate from your skin.

On the plus side, you will benefit from the sea level altitude.

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8/18/11 5:35 P

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The rule of thumb you'll hear Jeff Galloway quote is to run 30 sec/mile slower for every 5 degrees above 60. I do structured run/walk/run. I have a time that I run and then a time I walk. When it is hot I increase the amount of the walk. If is is really hot you might choose to do a straight walk.

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8/18/11 5:28 P

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posted the following question on the upcoming race list. Moving it to our discussion forum.


Because I have no idea where to go with this question and because I see that there are some running in Orlando, Florida, I thought I'd ask my question of you!

My Bucket List has running a 3K and then a 5K on it. HOWEVER, I blew my knee out while sparring my daughter for our belt tests in karate a little over a year and half ago. I am able to wog 3.8 miles every day in an average of 51 minutes so it is still aerobic and pretty good for a short fat lady!!

My question is this ..... I will be visiting Jacksonville, Florida for a week and plan to walk every morning while I'm there. What should I expect of myself with the difference in humidity, sea level, temperatures and all there as compared to here in Cheyenne, Wyoming? Can you give me any insights on what to expect and how maybe I could prepare myself for the difference in climate? Do I need to give it any thought and just walk or should I prepare in some way?

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