Weather and Athletics

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Since I didn’t take a bike to Europe, I thought I’d go and ride most of the day today. But that isn’t going to happen. I caught up on some sleep and by the time I got motivated to ride, it looks like this below. I don’t usually mind any one of the issues below, but when you put them all together, heat, moisture and wind, then it gets stupid.

Everywhere in the US has been experiencing pretty hot temperatures the past few weeks. It’s been over 100 degrees in Kansas most of the month of July. Luckily, I’ve avoided this. To an extreme. It was rarely over 70 degrees in the mountains, then about the same in La Jolla and ever cooler in France. It is getting close to a 50 degree differential of what I’m used to and the current heat wave.

I used to thrive on racing in the heat. Not so much anymore. In Tulsa, in the last race on Sunday, I felt pretty great. And it was really hot. But, that seemed have been an anomaly. Dissipating heat is a very important part of sports. I’m not quite sure what I need to do to get good at it again, but I’m going to try to figure it out here. It seems like I’m in the right place to do it.

3 thoughts on “Weather and Athletics

  1. Tanner Culbreath

    Hot coffee in one hand, a cow-bell in the other, and a flannel shirt on my back…..then I woke up. Soon enough though!

  2. SB

    Steve you know what to do… you just have to get out in the heat and acclimate for a few days / weeks. But yeah, the smart thing is to head for CO or CA instead!


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