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I opened my garage door and the air was sucked out of my lungs as the heat poured over the concrete and across my body.  It was 8:30 PM.  The temperature outside was 94 degrees.  Welcome to the life of an athlete in Houston in August.  I had to run 3 miles in order to stay on track for my marathon training… not that big a deal, I guessed.  Without water and a breeze, the last half mile was actually brutal.

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I have been looking for information on heat in relation to training.  Specifically for running.  I have been unable to find anything conclusive in regard to being able to perform more effectively in cold weather after training in heat.  I would assume that when you train in high heat, your body is more adapted to cooling itself.  I am interested in anyone who can provide me some specific information.  Mostly because whenever I look online for training and heat, I typically find blogs and articles from people who complain about running in high heat or describe their terrible conditions in certain races.  This would be fine except they are bitching about running in 85 degree heat.

I just want to take this opportunity to acknowledge all the people who exercise in Houston or Las Vegas or Florida in the summer.  For the folks that push thorough 94 degree temperatures and drive their bodies to do unnatural things in even more unnatural temperatures..  thanks for keeping it classy.

 

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