Saturday, April 14, 2012

Heat Training!

I got the mountain bike and the track stand trainer set up in my downstairs office.  Now to see if the heat training theory pans out for me or not.  I figure it can't hurt, right?  I know that I won't be able to do enough between now and Fruita to make a difference but maybe it will help me for other summer races.

Today I did 30 minutes on the bike and that was after my five mile run.  Tomorrow I will shoot for 45 minutes.   It is just strenuous for me to concentrate on riding that long...  My goal though is to be able to do around 90 minutes a day eventually for several days in a row to be sufficiently heat trained.  Or at least that is the hope.

Today in the middle of the workout... Annie took the photo.


  1. I remember the first time I ever saw anything about ultras. It was the Badwater documentary, what, 10 years ago? While I had a hard enough time wrapping my head around surgically removed toenails, living in a tent to run, etc, I think the thing that finally sent me over the limit was the freak who blasted his dryer's output onto himself as he ran on the trainer so he could simulate running in heat. That was the point where I decided ALL long distance runners are morons.

    And here you are...awesome. :)

  2. Check out some of the stuff Simon Whitfield was doing for heat training in his shed on the bike.

  3. Sean... is that the long way around to calling me a moron? :)