the elements of this hat that make it desireable
above other is, very light....large brim for shade, can get it wet and it works
as an evaporative on the head, cheap, draw string for wind, and to tie it to my
waist when i want to take it off, and its weird enough looking that i get a
second look from motorists, which makes me twice as safe..it works far better
than i would have imagined in high temps...should have done it a lot
Subject: Re: [Minimalist Runner:115335]
Re: Thermoregulation and Moisture-wicking Materials; A Major Detriment to
Nice, El Jefe! I can't imagine running in a floppy hat (the motion on my
head muckles with my bludgeoned brain). However, a hat makes a big difference
on my bike on long hot days (I wear a Tilley cotton hat, soaked as oft as
possible). How you run in the hot and humid combo is beyond me. I ran a bit in
it out east one summer in PA (90 degrees, 100% humididty), and ten miles felt
like 20, with the last two miles feeling like twelve!
i started running in a garden hat this
summer.....loose weave straw, and i get it soaked before the run...i also
wet my body before runs, and during, if i can.....the giant hat really
helps....it holds moisture in the straw, and acts as an evaportative
system.....the large brim shades the neck, face, and shoulders......i have
to admit, after not wearing a hat for all these years, the large, light
gardening hat has made a big difference in the high temps this summer....who
knew.....here is the model i use, i think i got it at home depot for about
five bux...<garden hat.jpg>cheerx, el jefe
Subject: Re: [Minimalist
Runner:115326] Re: Thermoregulation and Moisture-wicking Materials; A
Major Detriment to Performance
I use JZ and Gordo's suggestion now, but not as often as I
should. The major issue I had was relying on drinking more to regulate
core temps. After all, that's the advice typically given. I didn't view
overheating as an overheating issue, rather a hydration/electrolyte issue.
Reframing the problem makes problem-solving much easier as core temp can
be managed before syptoms arise.
Anyone ever try running with a
giant sun hat?
On Saturday, July 14, 2012 10:11:48 AM UTC-7, JZ
Similar to Gordo's suggestion, Noakes recommends
putting water on the skin (sponging) to help reduce heat stress.
I've been dipping my (moisture wicking) shirt into a stream about
halfway through my runs lately. I don't know if this helps reduce
my core temp, but it certainly feels good.