29 Jul 2006 21:53:57
Lloyd Hanning
LT workout in the heat

When doing an LT run in temps of 50 degrees, my pace is about 7:10. Now,
with the heat coming on, and the temperature of 85, my pace is 8:10 AT THE
SAME PERCEIVED EFFORT. So, the question is, am I getting a good LT workout
at the slower pace, but the same effort, or am I just acclimating to the
heat and running slower without realizing any training effect?

TIA

Lloyd Hanning




29 Jul 2006 22:57:31
Donovan Rebbechi
Re: LT workout in the heat

On 2006-07-29, Lloyd Hanning <lloydhanning@yahoo.com > wrote:
> When doing an LT run in temps of 50 degrees, my pace is about 7:10. Now,
> with the heat coming on, and the temperature of 85, my pace is 8:10 AT THE
> SAME PERCEIVED EFFORT. So, the question is, am I getting a good LT workout
> at the slower pace, but the same effort, or am I just acclimating to the
> heat and running slower without realizing any training effect?

Just keep doing the workout at the same effort level (at a slower pace). It's
not much fun, but it's still effective. And it will get faster than that as
you acclimate (you should be able to get well under 8:00)

Cheers,
--
Donovan Rebbechi
http://pegasus.rutgers.edu/~elflord/