This blog as might be apparent from the title has to do with running, biking and basically other outdoor individualistic sports, sometimes extreme, such as rock climbing . But don't be surprised if you find articles on work, personal life, music and even philosophy, this blog is an exception in this aspect in the blogosphere of running blogs and I am trying to revamp the blog to make it more runner friendly. You might want to look at the sidebar titled 'categorised', which as is obvious, categorizes my posts into different areas of interest.
The other thing that might interest many people is a section on 'running videos' and 'general videos' on the side bar, which I keep updating now and then.
I plan to bring in more posts on running and biking, with some added colour, so as to make them 'complete'. That's about it for now.
As a post-note, I have run a half-marathon, but I am yet to attempt a marathon, which through some concerted effort and time should happen in the future, but that ofcourse is not the culmination of this blog, it would on the contrary be something to jumpstart this blog onto new vistas.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Heat training

Sometimes certain races demand that you not only train for the distance but also for the hot and/or sultry conditions during the race. Some extreme examples of such races are the bad water ultra and furnace creek cycling race, both held in death valley.
Staying in chennai right now, I can definitely assert that though I am not training well by running regularly, I am definitely heat training(by just sitting in my room) big time, what with day temperatures soaring to 42 C(108 F). The 42 degrees doesn't actually underestimate my heat endurance training because the humidity, which is more than 50% has also to be factored in so that the apparent temperature seems more like 46 C(115 F). Anyway, one more month here and I will be ready to tackle marathons like Chennai Marathon(which is held not so early in the morning and under humid conditions) or even the badwater, if I were to be fit enough for the distance of 135 miles which ofcourse, I am not.


NaiKutti said...

chennai heat and humidity def. helps in training :-)

arbit said...

yep :-)

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