Training in extreme heat takes patience, determination, and an understanding of our limits and thresholds. Take a look at the list below for a guide on how to train in the heat.
At Luke’s we embrace the Bowerman mantra. It means that everyone is an athlete, whether they are running, walking, competing in a sport, slow, fast, elite or ordinary, experienced or beginner. We all share a range of emotions as we try and better ourselves. Importantly, every athlete learns that what you wear impacts your performance. The more comfortable you are, the more hydrated and energized you are, and the more regulated your body temperature, the better you are able to perform! Here are a few considerations for key items that help you beat you!
Check out this video series on how to complement your running with strength training, whether you are at home, on the road, or at the gym.
Now that we are walking/running alone in the heat, it’s really important to carry some form of ID in case of an emergency where you can not communicate to first responders. If a wearable has been on your list, we carry the Garmin Forerunner 945 and it has a feature that can detect an accident or health problem and push your location to the appropriate authorities.
Us walkers/runners get to see the quick change in the fall colors, catch some glorious sunrises/sunsets, and witness what neighbors are getting a jump on Christmas lights. We all needed this shift, and if you’ve fallen off the pattern – get on out there and put some miles on those shoes! Even though it’s not hot, don’t forget sunglasses and sunscreen!
Effective workouts are well-planned, targeted, and efficient. But unless you happen to be a certified personal trainer, creating routines and tracking your progress be difficult, to say the least. Luckily, with a little help from tech, you can train like a pro. Here are 10 of the best free or low-cost workout apps for tracking and planning. If you are interested in taking your training further, a wearable is a great way to keep you motivated, safe, as well as carefully track your progress.