From: Jason Robillard <robil...@gmail.com> To:huar...@googlegroups.com Sent: Sat, July 14, 2012 1:49:03 PM Subject: Re: [Minimalist Runner:115334] Re: Thermoregulation and Moisture-wicking Materials; A Major Detriment to Performance
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 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 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.