Tips for Adjusting Your Training in the Heat

Even though it's Labor Day, here in Richmond, we're experiencing a little bit of a heat wave. So, what better time to talk about how to adjust your training in the heat than now? This article from Competitor.com offers a few tips on how to remain successful in your training even when it's hot out. The story addresses two common training mistakes in heat - not adjusting workouts and race times for temperatures and not giving yourself enough recovery time. It's natural for runners to train and race slower in hotter temperatures. As soon as a runner recognizes this, training will be more successful and realistic. Additionally, it's important to give yourself enough recovery time between workouts. Sleep and daily activities can play a huge role in recovery. 

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