Thursday, July 03, 2008

All Hot ands Bothered

During Tuesday's Bank of Hong Kong Canada Day 10K Race, a number of the runners, myself included, were all whinging about their race results.  It was hot, humid day on the morning of the race, and even at 8 AM, the early rays of the sun hitting as we rounded the Stanley Park Sea Wall were enough to make us all break out into a hard sweat.

My 10K time was a full minute slower than just six days earlier and the effort required was significantly higher.  I wrote it off to tired legs and too many 'fast' miles in the last two weeks. This New York Times Personal Best article made me reconsider just a trifle and recognize that the heat on Canada may have been more of a contributing factor than I had realized.  Well worth the read.  And a reason to be doubly careful as we - hopefully - head into the heat of the summer months...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like you've got some serious heat adaptation to do Vince, because the fact of the matter is that the peak temperature for July 1 was only 23.3C/73F. In other words, not actually all that warm. Stick with the tired legs theory.

8:47:00 PM  

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