Sunday, January 28, 2007

Why train outdoors?

i have to admit its been a pretty mild summer in brissie.
mostly tops in the high 20s with low humidity.
this week however had been mostly low 30s with high (60%+) humidity.
there certainly seems to be a critical level at which i struggle and this is indeed it.
my thursday run was in 31 degree heat and 60% humidity.
weatherzone works this out to be an apparent/'feels like' temp of 36.
the tuesday bush run wasnt quite as humid but was certainly more a walk-run than a run-walk.
where i would usually run i was walking.
where i would usually walk ('kokoda hill') i would stop!
did a few double sessions this week which will really help with the fitness.
a storm on thursday arvo kept me indoors on the treadmill - not a bad option this week.
am glad cradle is this week - i think i'll take a few weeks off when its over and wait for the hot weather to pass!

monday: massage, 1hr stat bike and 14km flat run (69.00)
tuesday: 2hr40 bush run
wednesday: 1hr stat bike
thursday: 1hr stat bike and 1hr treadmill (walk/run uphill)
friday: nothing
saturday: 14km flat (71.20)
sunday: nothing

cradle next weekend.


Blogger 2P said...

All the best for Cradle UB ;-)

9:18 PM  
Blogger Tesso said...

In case I don't get a chance before you head off, good luck at Cradle. Should be a tad cooler down there.

11:55 PM  
Blogger Jen_runs said...

Good luck for Cradle - can't wait to hear all about it!

5:50 AM  
Blogger Spud said...

With all this running in the heat and humidity, imagine how fast you'll be in Tassie, have a great run mate.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Horrie said...

Good luck at Cradle. At least it should be cooler down there. Looking forward to how the GBH v Mellum goes. GBH have claimed a few victories lately. But there's no pressure Dave. ;-)

7:16 PM  
Blogger Brendan said...

You're a bloody shit stirrer Horrie. God luck at Cradle mate. Just enjoy it and focus on keeping those ankles in one piece during the last lakeside bit.

10:10 PM  

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