Training in cold weather was never a problem for me. I've logged hundreds of miles in the snow, slush, and frozen ruts of New England.
My problem is dealing with heat. I've just put my training on hold because I flat out can't train in warm weather. Six to ten miles is okay, but any more than that and I crash and burn. It's like someone pulled the plug. I've tried to push through it, but it leaves me totally drained for a couple of days.
I first realized I had a problem when I went from the frozen north to the balmy south to visit family. At the time I was comfortably running thirty-five miles a week with a long run of twelve miles. Though it was only about fifteen degrees warmer than I was used to, I only made it two miles before I had to turn around. During the week, I ran every day and each time I was good for only about five miles. Back home again, I cruised through my regular program.
Maybe I haven't the necessary level of fitness or maybe I'm just sensitive to heat, but either way I'd hate to train for a race and then crash and burn.
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