In keeping with the theme of tips for heat-wave training, I think summer time is a perfect opportunity to work on running by exertion level. Heat and humidity can often confound attempts to stick to a specific pace, and can leave you feeling you have failed if you didn’t nail all your splits. Also, trying to push through your workout and keep to your prescribed paces on a hot day can alter the intended training adaptations for that workout, rendering you depleted and less able to recover in time for the next stimulus.
Hot weather is a factor in training for at least a quarter of the year for many of us, and even more for some of us, so running by feel instead of by pace can be key for keeping up with our quality training even on the hottest of days. Plus, we can all use a vacation from GPS now and then! Read more >>