Originally posted by Chicory on April 4th, 2017 – one year ago today!
Spring weather is as erratic as Poppy’s two-year-old’s mood, yet that doesn’t stop us from signing up for races during months that aren’t sure if they’re happy (45° and cloudy), sad (35° and rainy), or having a meltdown (75° and sunny).
When you race in the late spring, you’re not heat-adapted like you might be for a fall race — unless you’ve been running on your treadmill in a sauna, that is.
So without going to that much of an extreme, how can you prepare for a spring race that might be warm, or even downright hot? I decided to talk to our resident racing in the heat expert, Poppy, to share her best tips for preparing for Mother Nature potentially throwing you a hot race day after a long season of cool or cold weather training!