Finished today's half in 2:14:50. Temp was 90 degrees, the course was mostly in direct sunlight with a touch of humidity in the air. A buddy waiting for his wife at the finish said they carried roughly 25 runners out on stretchers to waiting ambulances, although I didn't hear of anyone in serious trouble.
It seemed like the heat bothered me more than a lot of people, so there may be something I need to do differently with training.
Rich! It's not easy running in 90 degree heat ... congrats on finishing ... and not being one of the 25 or so on a stretcher.
NH Runner congratulations on being able to finish your race in such extreme conditions without becoming ill. There really isn't a way to train for 90F, we have to lower our expectations on a day like that.
Some people are genetically better able to handle heat.
Also, you may not have had enough time to get acclimatized to the summer heat.
" Well I'm running through the world
with a gun at my back,
Tryin' to catch a ride in a Cadillac.."
Rich - Rumor has it that smaller runners are less affected by heat. 90F?! With humidty?! WTF! You finished and that's great!
Got a little cooler weather then yesterday for our race. Mid to upper 60's at start of race, low 70's at end. Didn't push it, but did get a PR
1:46:38 officially. 47th overall and 4th in AG. Other then being a bit dehydrated feel pretty good. So, pretty happy. Son got 9th in AG and wife got 1st in hers!