Friday, March 28, 2008


I have been increasing my hot weather training the best as I can. I have used my stationary bike with heat lamps placed around it and a space heater blowing in my face.

The other day I picked up my desert running hat and have been running my training runs in it to get used to the added head cover and the feel of the hat/flaps.

I have also been using the men's locker room sauna at the local gym. I tend to go in after my runs and stay between 20 minutes to 30 minutes. I start with about 5 minutes just sitting in the sauna between 190 and 195 degrees and then I get up and spend the next 15 to 25 minutes pacing back and forth or doing sit-ups(sometimes wearing a fleece jacket over my running top). I plan on increasing the length of time in the sauna to at least one hour.

Overall, the high temps are not too bad - maybe my self-created automobile sauna (windows rolled up, heater on full blast, wearing a wool jacket) might have helped a bit. This sauna is a lot more comfortable than the auto-sauna or other options.


Mark Tanaka (Ultrailnakaman) said...

Hmm, maybe training for Badwater doesn't look too bad. You crack me up, man!

Alan said...

Well.....I took another look at the sauna photos I posted and it appears that I might have been hallucinating from the high heat.