On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 7:44 AM, Abu <bell....@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, This is my first post, I hope I can contribute as this topic is close to
> my heart.
> I struggle to cope with high temperatures and almost 30 years ago though
> that this would prevent me running a marathon. Since then I have run many
> marathons and ultras without a heat issue. ( beyond the natural "adapt pace
> for condition" criteria)
> The following works for me:
> Avoid all forms of dri wick clothing, including socks ( not really
> appropriate on this thread!) ! They dry my body and cause me to sweat more
> in an attempt to cool down and lead to dehydration and heat build up.
> Cotton T's are great, you can wet them and they stay wet longer aiding
> cooling. We have to run in club vests and recently these were changed to dri
> wick and again I struggled , I now wear a cotton T underneath which I can
> I have long hair and keeping it wet from the start helps cooling. I was
> surprised when I had a crew for a change how I struggled. As my hair is
> thinning on top I have started looking at alternatives, bufffs, wet buffs,
> caps with vents etc and have not found a substitute yet.This past June at
> our local Comrades Marathon Expo I bought a cap with a foreign legion style
> with the neck piece in a moisture retaining material. The idea is to soak it
> and then have the cooling on your neck as the blood works its way to the
> brain.Sounds okay in theory but I have not had a chance to test it yet.
> Asses the weather before the run and if it looks hot and dry start well
> I run with a water so that I can drink when required and see what I drink.
> At our aid stations we get water sachets and these go over the head and I
> spray arms and legs.
> Use it don't use it, not backed up by scientific research just some of my
> On Saturday, 14 July 2012 16:39:36 UTC+2, Jason Robillard wrote:
>> http://barefootrunninguniversity.com/2012/07/14/thermoregulation-and-running-a-cool-idea/ >>
>> My ramblings on core body temp as a detriment to performance. It ties into
>> the discussions about Waterlogged, and is an extension on the
>> moisture-wicking discussions we had awhile ago.
>> The question- what else can we do to reduce body temps when the natural
>> mechanisms aren't enough? Let's assume we're racing and performance is the
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