Monday, July 9

More thoughts on beating the heat

I read an interesting story this morning about training for fall races during the summer. It wasn't a great article but it had this intriguing bit of info:

Summer months are often not the best of times to embark on long runs. A little preparation, however, can ensure pleasant summer running.

If possible, morning summer runs can be the most enjoyable. The heat of the day has not yet set in, and temperatures are generally cooler.

In Schuylkill County, though, we are blessed with an abundance of shade, so, at any time of the day it is wise to seek shady areas, which are often 10 degrees cooler than areas of direct sunlight.

Ten degrees cooler! Wow. I hadn't heard that before, but it's good to know. Still, next Sunday, I'm setting the alarm clock for 4:45.


Blogger R said...

Hey, I just mailed you a package yesterday with the camelback thing we talked about. Sorry it took so long--somehow, I didn't really realize that it was full-on summer... too busy playing beach bunny and sailor.

July 10, 2007 11:48 AM  

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