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Monday, April 23, 2012

Heat Training

Sunday, Randall organized a trail run for us.  One of his favorite loops totals about 11 miles around and through Drivers Flat which is near Todd Valley. Randall first picked up Michelle and Marty, and then yours truly around 8:30 AM.  We then proceeded and met Secretariat in Cool before heading to our run location.  Secretariat’s vehicle was parked at the start and Randall’s car at the halfway point.  Now, we had a convenient aide station.
The first of the two loops were on the American River side, while the other on the lake Clementine side.  As in all the runs in northern California, there are plenty of ups and downs with this being no exception.  These two loops are very popular with Mountain bikers, especially on the weekend.
It was hot at the start of the run and it really warmed up by the time we were done.  It takes approximately a couple weeks to get acclimated to the heat.  At this point, it was very difficult to run in this warm temperature.  One way to get acclimated is simply working out, or by running in the heat.
Upon heading home after the run, Randall put on the air conditioning.  I remarked to him that putting on air-conditioning, even though it feels good, was no way to prepare for running in the heat.  Air-conditioning counters becoming acclimated and defeats the purpose.  I make sure, during the summer, to avoid air-conditioning as much as possible in order that I can continue my running in the brutal temperatures. Of course, I like to get an early start, which is around 8 AM, for running in these temperatures.
Earlier I told Linda that I would go out on the trail with her after returning from the morning run.  Although I was tired and had discomfort in my Achilles, I accompanied her and her horse Nails on a short 5 mile or so loop.  Our dog Digger went along as well.  The Dos Equis, beer commercial “stay thirsty my friends” reminds me of  running in these temperatures. Do not stay thirsty ,by all means, do not forget to hydrate and take electrolytes for your summer workouts.


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