Heat Acclimation Run!

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For today’s run Coach Johnny had on the schedule an 8 mile run.  I ran this at lunch to take advantage of the 90F heat.  I have been making sure that I am hydrating and using electrolyte supplements as well.  This seems to be working.  Also being the middle of the day I made sure I applied plenty of sun screen.   Normally this type of heat really makes me feel terrible but I have found that by hydrating properly I am able to run in these conditions.    I need to be smart but I need to get this runs in to acclimate to the conditions I will face in the Maccabiah Half Marathon.  Weather permitting I will run easier runs in the afternoon to acclimate to this heat. So far so good.

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I ran the run on my usual run from my house to Tyler State Park and ran the back 5.3 mile loop.  Again, I felt good today.  I was able to just relax and let the legs roll.  I did have a water bottle with me filled with an electrolyte mix and I kicked most of it by the end of the run.  I could feel the heat especially where there was no shade and the blacktop really absorbed the heat.  That said, no cramping or light headedness which I have often felt running in this type of heat.    Considering I raced in the heat yesterday this is a really good sign!

8 Mile Loop

8 Mile Loop

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Tonight I will get in push ups and core work using the stability ball.  Tomorrow is a tough 10 miler with two minute picks…

11 days until I head off to Israel!!

 

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