Sunday, April 26, 2009

Some like it hot

On fire...well my body and feet that is. Wish I could say the same for my races. Again the pleasures of spring weather in New England, always bringing the unknown. One day it's freezing the next it's like the dead of summer. Today would be that steamy summery weather. I thought that it would be perfect weather but it took a turn for the worst with temps rising to 90. The complete opposite of the prior races. With sprint races, warmer is better, but acclimating to the heat can be essential to racing, especially when your body has been training in the cooler temperatures. I'm not really sure which is worse to run in, freezing or extreme heat.
I invoked on a what I thought would be a good double, 400 open and 400 hurdles. Unfortunately the heat didn't converge well, I don't think my body knew what to do with the temperature. Though not what I had hoped for I just have to chock it up to a training day and look forward.

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