Member Question: Training for the Heat

author : Coach AJ
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Is it a good idea to wear winter training clothing while training in 70 degree weather in an attempt to artificially mimic warmer weather similiar to my race?

Member Question

Is it a good idea to wear winter training clothing while training in 70 degree weather in an attempt to artificially mimic warmer weather? I am preparing for FL 70.3 a couple of weeks from now where temps will probably be, at a minimum, in the upper 80s with high humidity. Being in Georgia, I usually do not have a problem with the heat when I have trained in it, but I have yet to get a training run or ride in anything close to this since last fall. I imagine a lot of people from up north had similar issues prepping for IMAZ this year.

So, it is a good idea to put the tights on for a run or bike ride this afternoon or would these do more damage than good? Pros/cons?

 

Answer from Coach AJ
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date: June 17, 2008

Coach AJ

USAT Level 1 Coach
"My coaching philosophy can be summed up in two words: listening and balance. By combining these two elements I feel I can help each athlete achieve their full potential."

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USAT Level 1 Coach
"My coaching philosophy can be summed up in two words: listening and balance. By combining these two elements I feel I can help each athlete achieve their full potential."

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