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Thursday, August 9, 2007

08/09/07: More Training in the Heat

Training through this heat wave is definitely challenging. The key: hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.....

Base 2 training has definitely stepped things up a bit.

Last night was a 1.25 hour ride (1:08 actually) with some bridge repeats and 20 minutes or so of zone 3 time thrown in. Add in the heat and humidity, and it was a pretty tough ride. I went through almost two water bottles in just over an hour. Totalled 19.45 miles, averaging 17.16 mph. A bit slower than I would have expected, given that what goes up the bridge at 10 mph comes down at 35.....

This morning I woke up to some nice stiff legs, and was torn between bagging this morning's run and doing it. Knowing how important recovery and rest are, I almost didn't do the run, thinking how tired I was. Then I realized that I'm always tired, so I did the run :)

30 minute form run: After a 10 minute warmup or so, I did 6x30 sec pickups with a couple of minutes in between, and cooled down for the rest of the time (as much as one can cool down with 88% humidity that early in the morning). I felt much better and more energetic after the run, just like I always do.

As hot as it's been, I'm ironically looking forward to beeing in the pool tonight to cool off. Speaking of the heat, my next ironman (which is a very big IF there's a next one) will more than likely be something in the spring like CDA or Lake Placid so I can train through the winter and spring instead of dealing with this ungodly humidity......

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Dude--the new ride looks awesome! Also, way to suck it up and go for your run when you didn't want to. That's what it is all about!!