Eat for Heat?

living-exercise-heat-300With the heat wave we have been going through, training had been a “challenge” to put it mildly. Like many of you out there, I have been focusing on how to adjust my training paces, and properly hydrate for the heat. The other night after a frustratingly hot swim, I came home hungrier than usual. Normally when I get out of the water, I am not very hungry; even after swims of an hour or more. The other nigh, however, I couldn’t get the cookies and sugary goodness in my face fast enough. This got me thinking: with all the discussion around how to hydrate for heat, can we benefit by changing how we eat in the heat?

So I turned to the good ‘ole interwebs to ask the question: What do I need to eat for heat training?

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Unplug and Just Run

beachrunnerThis morning was one of those gorgeous June mornings with a bright blue sky, temperatures in the 60’s and no humidity. With such perfect running conditions I knew I needed to get out and take advantage of the day. I laced up, grabbed my Garmin and iPod and headed out the door. As I stood on the front step waiting for the Garmin to locate satellites I paused to look around at the beautiful day. Having second thoughts, I threw my devices back in the house and headed out.

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