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Me personally? I'd change my focus to perceived exertion scale as opposed to pace. Make the run feel comparable to your expected pace, rather than be a slave to pace in 100 degree weather.
I didn't want to hijack another thread. However in this thread I saw a quote that is awesome from RunToWin:
"I don't run my long runs at an easy pace; I run them at or near race pace."
This is exactly how I feel. Somewhere along the line you have to train your body to efficiently handle the stress you are planning on putting it through on race day. I have been running more easy miles for Columbus then the Flying Pig. Mainly because I am running a lot more miles. The only run I consider hard at this point is my long runs that I have been doing at or near race pace. Like RunToWin I may change my mind for the training of the Flying Pig in 08 but for Columbus I am commited to this.
I have no clue how I am going to do an 18 mile run this weekend when the temperature is supposed to be 100 with high humidty. I think the low for Sunday is supposed to be in the mid 70's with high humidity. Would you guys push a run like that off for next week or longer? How do you adjust for such days? I am not overly optimistic that it will cool down anytime soon here in Ohio though.
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My problem is that I like to be up an hour and half before I get running. So I am usually up by 4:00 but run at 6:00.
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How does the heat affect your training?
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
Okay first Trent you have to tell me why someone would be avg 25 mile weeks for a while then do a 100 mile week? Then I would love to know why you have 3 runs on one day! Not just once but several times.
“Why should I practice running slow? I already know how to run slow. I want to learn to run fast.”
“There is a great advantage in training under unfavorable conditions. It is better to train under bad conditions, for the difference is then a tremendous relief in a race.”