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Training in the Heat

Posted Sep 22 2008 11:03am

I hope to pass along articles I think will be beneficial to my readers when ever I come upon one. Spring is here and summer is just around the corner which means many of you are experiencing rising temperatures. I want to begin discussing training safely in heat by featuring an article my Jeff Galloway. Galloway discusses changes needed in your training program as the temperature rises outside.

Here’s a taste:

After much study, and collecting data from the over 250,000 runners I’ve worked with, I’ve found that in marathons, runners tend to slow down 30 seconds a mile for every 5 degrees above 60F. On long runs, it is best to slow down at least this much to avoid heat stress, and speed up your recovery… Continue reading.

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