With temperatures suddenly climbing in Seattle to give us above average temperatures, I have heard from several athletes that they “don’t do well in heat.”
What happens to you physically and mentally when you train or race when it is hot? And what can training in heat do for you? Can training in the heat benefit you in other ways?
We have been talking a lot recently about the mental side of training and here is a perfect place to practice acknowledging the heat and that is it hot but rather than this being a negative instead make it something you can use.
Instead of whining to yourself about the heat, turn that mental conversation around and learn what the benefits to heat adaptation are. Training in heat and humidity can give you a big fitness boost if you are smart about it.
Bring on the heat!