I wonder if that impacts performance in the beginning since muscles would be so cold (a point Ben Hienrich makes in "Why we Run"). It would be a moot point for an ultra, but still curious.
The ice vest may be a good option for aid stations if a crew can keep ice from melting...
On Saturday, July 14, 2012 11:15:30 AM UTC-7, JZ wrote:
Since you mentioned performance, I remember seeing that Deena Castor used an ice vest before competition, and I found this (haven't read much of it yet), but: "Conclusions: Wearing an ice vest before
cross-country performance in warm, humid conditions allowed athletes to
start and finish the competition with a lower Tc than did those who did
not wear a vest."
That's exactly what I was thinking as far as a hat... reasonable air flow and lots of shade. How about modding it by spray painting the top white (higher albedo) while painting the bottom of the brim black (facilitate the absorption of heat from the head)?
And the loin cloth is happening, Tuck. Wait 'till you see the pics from Grand Mesa in a few weeks. ;-)
On Saturday, July 14, 2012 10:29:11 AM UTC-7, el jefe wrote:
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...cheerx, el
Subject: Re: [Minimalist Runner:115326]
Re: Thermoregulation and Moisture-wicking Materials; A Major Detriment to
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
Anyone ever try running with a giant sun hat?
Saturday, July 14, 2012 10:11:48 AM UTC-7, JZ wrote:
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.