Group photo
Author:
BAILEYS7OF9's Photo BAILEYS7OF9 SparkPoints: (165,385)
Fitness Minutes: (140,451)
Posts: 19,544
7/9/13 1:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
trying to get back into the groove.. it was raining (thunderstorms) monday am and then brutal this am with 75 temps feeling like 85...it was humid you had to drink your air before you could breath it... so nasty


Edited by: BAILEYS7OF9 at: 7/9/2013 (13:44)




 Pounds lost: 4.0 
0
3.5
7
10.5
14
LIVE2RUN4LIFE's Photo LIVE2RUN4LIFE Posts: 12,247
6/29/13 11:03 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
All of the running mags have articles about heat right now. I read one that said that your skin temp is key. If the sun is heating up your skin, the body can't release heat from the skin's surface as effectively (one of the two key ways the body cools itself by increasing blood flow to the capillaries on the skin surface). If it is humid, sweat can't evaporate at the skin's surface to cool it. So even if the air around you is cooler than body temp, you can still have a problem if there is intense sunshine (this happened to me in Montana) or if it is humid.

Of course the heat generated in your core is more than normal body temp. That's why your heart rate goes up as blood is "rushed" to the skin's surface to cool it. That means less blood going to the working muscles, so the run feels harder. And if the body can't shed heat fast enough, the brain forces you to slow as another way to control core temps.

Wind blowing across the skin's surface pulls heat with it and also cools the skin itself. Shade also helps.

Edited by: LIVE2RUN4LIFE at: 6/29/2013 (11:07)
Catherine

If you're not having fun, then why run?

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
-- Joan Baez

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.
-- the Buddha


492 Maintenance Weeks
0
125
250
375
500
SEABREEZE65's Photo SEABREEZE65 Posts: 11,207
6/29/13 5:46 A

Send Private Message
Reply
thanks Cindy!

I usually run early before the sun gets very intense - outside by 6:30 on regular run days, by 5:30 on long run days.

I do wear a hat though..... I will have to think about this.

This is also why I wear a HR monitor in the summer.... it is a very good indication of one's body temperature...

****

Yesterday, I read a section in LORE OF RUNNING by Tim Noakes about how a person's body cools itself. I will try to restate as best I can in my own words.

1) Radiant heat. If the surrounding trees, ground, etc are cooler than you are the radiant heat from your body will transfer to your surroundings. The problem is... often in the summer your surroundings are as hot as you are.

2) Evaporation of sweat. Notice the word - evaporation. The book indicates that if you are sweating and it is dripping off your body... this does not cool your body... only evaporation of the sweat will cool you down. The problem once your body heats up too much you cannot sweat and evaporate this sweat fast enough.

3) Wind helps.... but has to be from the right direction and at a speed faster than you are running.

One can affect this issue by changing (slowing) one's running intensity.


"It's not how old you are, it's how you are old."

"I am still learning." Michelangelo

"You aren't old until age becomes your excuse." Joe Friel




 December Minutes: 0
0
375
750
1125
1500
HALFFAST's Photo HALFFAST Posts: 1,536
6/28/13 2:47 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I've ran 3 half marathons on my treadmill. It's a great way to catch up on Netflix ;)

Laura Runs a Latte

mEatlessRunMore.com

(m)Eat less, Run more!


 current weight: 118.0 
240
209
178
147
116
TRILLIUM22's Photo TRILLIUM22 Posts: 7,713
6/28/13 1:06 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Dee, A treadmill would not be my top choice, but you've got to respect those hot Houston temps.

Cindy or Trill
Co-Leader Jeff Galloway Training for Any Length Race Spark Team
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=33873


PRs
March 4 Little Rock Marathon 4:44:07 PR
April 7, 2013 Go St. Louis Half Marathon 2:05:55
Chesterfield Turkey Trot 5k 26:05 PR docs.google.com/spreadsheets/
d/1DrXvwR5YbjQo1_tYthun_CtBETjg2CG44am
4NaWSMCc/edit?usp=sharing


 Pounds lost: 4.0 
0
6.25
12.5
18.75
25
IFDEEVARUNS2's Photo IFDEEVARUNS2 Posts: 11,388
6/28/13 12:59 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
The only inside option I have is a treadmill. emoticon

Dee
Houston, TX

"May there always be sushi at the finish line!"





TRILLIUM22's Photo TRILLIUM22 Posts: 7,713
6/28/13 12:53 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It's getting hot out there. Posting three of Jeff's running in hot weather articles. Definitely a lot of similar info, but the third one adds the suggestion of running inside if it's just too hot.


www.jeffgalloway.com/training/tips_a
rc
hives/seasonal.html


jeffgalloway.typepad.com/jeff_gallow
ay
s_blog/2010/06/hot-weather-running.html


www.active.com/running/Articles/Summ
er
_Running__Take_Precautions_in_the_Heat


Cindy or Trill
Co-Leader Jeff Galloway Training for Any Length Race Spark Team
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=33873


PRs
March 4 Little Rock Marathon 4:44:07 PR
April 7, 2013 Go St. Louis Half Marathon 2:05:55
Chesterfield Turkey Trot 5k 26:05 PR docs.google.com/spreadsheets/
d/1DrXvwR5YbjQo1_tYthun_CtBETjg2CG44am
4NaWSMCc/edit?usp=sharing


 Pounds lost: 4.0 
0
6.25
12.5
18.75
25
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Jeff Galloway Training for any Length Race Training Questions and Logs Posts

Topics:
Last Post:
2/13/2018 9:06:18 AM

Related Topics: Calories Burned Running   How to Run with Proper Form and Technique   Runner Stretches  

Thread URL: https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11804x33873x53922865

Review our Community Guidelines