No seriously, we are dying someone send help.
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If your runs suddenly got slower, harder, more miserable and you cannot keep your heart rate down to save your dang life then we’ll — YOU’RE NOT BROKEN.
Stop beating your self up right now. Accept it for what it is…. ARMPIT SZN BABY.
If you’re in the northern hemisphere// US right now then likely it’s HOT. And if you’re in the mid-west/east coast? Oh baby that HUMIDITY 💦!
Have no fear… science does actually give us an explanation for why our training is trash city. Sweating is a mechanism our bodies use to dissipate heat. We’re rerouting blood from our digestive organs to the skin and releasing heat from our activity.
Heat for one means we need to release more and humidity means it’s harder, so we sweat more. All this together means we’re hot + losing water.
Our blood plasma contains a good bit of water. And since our blood is what delivers oxygen from our lungs to our active muscles, it’s pretty important.
But as we sweat we lose this, blood volume drops + heart rate goes up! Aka we have to work harder at the same pace/former intensity. Without proper hydration during training this can slowly increase with time!
Some ways to work with this are to let your body adapt, HYDRATE, supplement with electrolytes (I use @liquidiv code LITTLELYSS = 25% off) & make sure we have enough carbs in/around our workouts! (And maybe drop fats in that pre workout meal 🤢).
If you want more help with this my best selling ebook ENDURE has a heat + humidity calculator that helps you find out how much your pace will be impacted by your local weather! + more tips for heat training!
Link to snag ENDURE.
How are your summer runs going? 🤪👇🏻