81 Days.


What is 81 days? Well, today it is 88 degrees. That’s pretty hot! On February 16, it was -17 degrees. That’s pretty cold! In the 81 days between Febraury 16 and today, it warmed up 105 degrees!

That’s a pretty significant change. I’m definitely not fully adjusted to the heat yet. Cayuga Trails 50 is only a few weeks away. Last year, I melted – and it was only 75 degrees! This year has the potential to be much worse. It hasn’t rained in ages and everything around here is drying up – I thought this was a West Coast problem?!

Anyhow, I’m going to keep one eye on the forecast – who knows what the next 81 days will bring!

Do you do anything special to get ready to run/race in the heat?

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6 Responses to 81 Days.

  1. I really felt the heat on my run last night. It will take getting used to for sure!

  2. I had a horrible run in the heat yesterday – my body is still not adjusted! If I’m running in the heat, I make sure to drink as much as possible in the days/hours before.

  3. Wow, that’s pretty crazy! I’ve been running in the 80s this week and my body is slowly adjusting. According to the 10 day forecast the high for my upcoming half marathon is 84 degrees, but I think I’ll be fine because it’s a 7 am start.

    I just like to make sure I am hydrated… I can stand being hot but I can’t stand being thirsty!

  4. charissarunning says:

    It is getting warmer pretty quickly – for me that typically means a decline in performance. But I’m going to better prepare this year by embracing the heat and running in it as much as possible to try to acclimate as best I can. And although training runs will feel terrible, maybe you can practice running at the hottest times of the day to better prepare – not everyday, but it might help to do at least sometimes 🙂

  5. I’m definitely not used to the heat just yet. Typically, I just go into it with hope! Last year, I ran many miles on the treadmill during the toasty days and I won’t do that again as it wasn’t helpful at all.

  6. Nothing will prep you for running in the heat like running in the heat! If it’s still cold where you are, dress warmer (layers so you can peel if it becomes too unbearable, but obviously try to tough it out) and head to a gym with heating and sweat it out on the treadmill. 30-60 mins 3 times a week will make quite a difference in just two to three weeks. Don’t forget to hydrate!

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