Thursday, 5 July 2012

Marathon Training Thursday - Heat Wave

This first week of Marathon Training has been exciting.
It has also been VERY HOT. 

So far the weather has been absolutely ridiculous. Every day this week the temperature has soared to 30 degrees plus (that is 90 F). Add humidity on top of that and it feels like I am running in pea soup. My legs feel heavy and it is hard to breathe. Every mile felt like a battle this week.

My body does not like the heat, and navigating this new factor has been an adjustment. This is a huge change from my Half Marathon Training, which was done in heart of the cold, Canadian, icy winter. I am still trying to figure out when is the best time to run. Should I get up early and tackle my run first things in the Morning? Or should I wait until after the sun goes down and hit the road around 9pm? I just don't know.

I am leaning towards the AM at this point, despite my longing to stay under the covers. Tomorrow's long run will begin at 6 AM. Time will tell what is going to work best for me. I think it will just be trial and error until I figure out my new routine.

What time do you guys run? Or do your skip the heat all together and hit the treadmill instead?

Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,