Sunday, July 25, 2010

Turn Back The Clock On Your Body With Exercise

Itsy Bitsy Runner tried a new running route.
Out came the rain and washed the heat out.
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain.
And the Itsy Bitsy Runner overheated once again.

Yes, ran an easy 21 miles today in 3:36:16. Started the run just after a morning rain and the temperature was still in the low 70s. So the first half of the run felt good--no overheating, no cramping, no heat fatigue.

About halfway through, the cloud cover began to dissipate and the sun started putting the water on the ground back into the air. The legs started feeling heavy, more stiffness and more fatigue. While having the sun beat down on your back is great for maximizing your tan, it’s not so good for keeping your core temperature low. I’m glad that I had an opportunity to put some decent mileage in today without feeling wiped out.

Out for 3.5 hours

Oh, and check out this article on 9 “Harmless” Habits That Age Your Body.

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