30 Mar '16, 2am

4 Reasons why your long run can go wrong

The Heat We all know that running in the heat and humidity increases the intensity of your normal easy pace and increases the workload on your body. For instance, if your conversational long run pace hovers around 10 minutes per mile on a perfect weather day (50-60 degrees, dry), it may slow by seconds or minutes as the temperatures and humidity climb--especially with longer runs where you’re training for more than 90 minutes in duration. If it was a warm day, this could have contributed to your distress since your body’s response is to make you slow down to avoid heat exhaustion. This is especially true if it was abnormally hot or if you traveled to a warmer destination and your body wasn’t acclimated to the climate. Assess it: A good way to evaluate whether heat could've been a factor is if you started out feeling good, and then midway through your run, you started to fe...

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