Friday, June 12, 2009

2009 Badwater Training : Let The Heat Training Begin

Holy crap.  Today was the first day of my attempt at heat training, and I admit I had no clue hot hot it would really be.  Only 15 minutes in the steam room at 117 degrees was enough of a wake-up call.  The gym is in the City, so without access to it on the weekends, the plan is to visit the sauna and/or steam room 4 days a week for the next 2 1/2 to 3 weeks.

Oh, by the way, they're real, and they're spectacular !

8 comments:

  1. Do you sit in the sauna or are you running in place? What's the deal. Whatever it is ... better you than me :) LOL

    - Pam

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  2. I always said I wanted to do Badwater until I ran a 9mile leg on a relay when it was 95. Oh. My. God. I have so much respect for you. Wear sweats when you run. You're going to kick butt!

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  3. Hee hee, I remember that.

    Yah, 117 degrees = H O T. And BS to those people that say, "once it gets over 100 degrees, it's all the same." It's not, is it?

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  4. You are talking about the heat right? Real and spectacular. Bob told me you weren't planning on doing any heat training and I was like "huh, wtf". I'm glad you are getting some. Bring water bottles with you and work up to at least 45 minutes.

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  5. Ha ha. Love that last line.

    My friend Akos wore multiple layers while running in the desert. That may be hard where you're living, but he swears by the layered approach to help with heat training.

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  6. You need to find a real sauna! HA! I use the dry heat one at my gym--190 degrees! I also go out on every run with layers--although uncomfortable, it really helps!

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  7. I second Jamie's advice: Forget the "Steam" room...Badwater is dry heat...hit the Sauna instead and you'll be all set to take down Nunes' Course Record....or at least not collapse at mile 10.

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