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12 April 2011

Travel Running II

We knew it was going to be a scorcher in Labadee, Haiti, so we decided to run first thing in the morning. Even then by 8:30 it felt pretty warm. With a limited route (you’re only able to go so far), we ended up on a 1.75k loop and went around (or back and forth […]

We knew it was going to be a scorcher in Labadee, Haiti, so we decided to run first thing in the morning. Even then by 8:30 it felt pretty warm.

With a limited route (you’re only able to go so far), we ended up on a 1.75k loop and went around (or back and forth may be more accurate) several times. It didn’t help that there wasn’t anywhere to get water, so by the end of the run I was pretty sapped.

Even with the heat and short loop I enjoyed the run. I’m not sure that we’ll run on land in Jamaica, but maybe we will in Cozumel. The sunshine is great, though!

 


Today’s tip: Check the day’s weather. Particularly if you’re not used to the heat, getting out early in the morning or later in the evening will allow you to be more comfortable and avoid those pesky heat and sun related issues like sunburn, heat stroke and dehydration. Running in the heat of the day is often a mistake. Yes, you’ll sweat more, but that doesn’t translate into more weight loss per se, just more water (and salt) loss. As always, be sure to hydrate before, during and after your run!

 

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