Monday, June 15, 2009

2009 Badwater Training : Sauna Session #1

Holy crap is it hot in the sauna.  20 minutes at 180 degrees was not an easy task.  Plus, going to the gym in New York City is always an adventure.  I go fully clothed into the sauna, and at worst, half-clothed (sans top).  But boy oh boy - what's up with these peeps in the City ?  What's with the dude in the little white towel who drops it in the sauna, lays ass down and proceeds to do crunches ?  Well, I simply couldn't come up with a picture for this post that was anywhere near PG-13.  :))

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  1. dude in the little white towel who drops it in the sauna, lays ass down and proceeds to do crunches ?
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    ummm I told you Badwater would be tough -- LOL

    27 days!!! ...

    PS: Get a blindfold for next sauna session :-)

    Coach Bob

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  2. Heck, I used to do that - you can picture that instead:) OK, never mind. It was only if I was completely alone. I surely wouldn't want to see that dude myself, and why would he do that in guy's sauna??

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  3. Obviously he was feeling the love. :)

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  4. Ha! That's funny! Good training to stay focused I suppose. :)

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  5. Ok Tony....the explanation is hardly PG 13...what a mental image...should have come to Dallas this weekend....Heat index was a 109F....nearly Badwater Hot.....but not quiet.

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  6. oh my. scary. you need to find off hours there!

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  7. I never liked sauna for exactly that reason..

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  8. I can't imagine running in an actual sauna!

    The other day, I was at the beach, and this guy was running. It was about noon, full sun, somewhere in the mid to high 90s, no real breeze, and I was thinking, 'What kind of crazy would run in this heat?" But I guess that's you, huh? :)

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  9. That mental picture will haunt me for a good long time...

    At least when I do my 3-5 minutes of heat training (then I get too hot, duh!) I am wearing my tri-suit and am on a towel (cause that's my sauna's one rule).

    The other less well dressed (okay non-dressed people kind of scare me especially the ones that look like the lady in "There's Something About Mary"!)

    Good luck! (in both the sauna and Badwater)

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  10. Now, that's some heat! Glad you moved over to the dry heat! Ok, I forgot to mention--the sauna is a good place to practice your visualization techniques. Just close your eyes and "see" yourself running in the desert and forget your sauna company!

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  11. I am not sure how I'd respond to seeing the naked cruncher. Thanks for sparing us.

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