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S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jul 29, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
I've been running a fair amount lately. 4.5 miles around the local lake
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Jul 29, 2013 - 08:48pm PT
Four mile swim in the Gulf, no wind, water was like glass at low tide.
Saw a dolphin pod six deep and a bunch of Manta Rays.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jul 29, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
I have a colonoscopy scheduled for Wednesday and am on a restricted diet today and even worse tomorrow. I'm think I'm going to take a few days off from my Insanity workouts.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jul 30, 2013 - 12:35am PT
2 mile run

5x50 yd sprints

10 bleacher sprints

Roughly 2 mile speed walk with dog
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jul 30, 2013 - 12:43am PT
four mile swim, holy smokes!!
sullly

Trad climber
Jul 31, 2013 - 11:10am PT
Little 3 miler.
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Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 31, 2013 - 11:21am PT
Nursing tweaked knee going for short practice run later today......
MikeL

climber
SANTA CLARA, CA
Jul 31, 2013 - 11:27am PT
A friend of mine just finished that little run out of Death Valley, Badwater. He's a hero in my eyes. His video got me out running again.



Dean Karanzes in Runner’s World after the race: "We were running in the hottest place on Earth during a heat wave. We also hit massive headwinds, I'd say 20 to 25 miles per hour, during the climb to Towne Pass. It was the second or third toughest in terms of conditions that I've seen in 11 years of running Badwater."
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jul 31, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
Well, my body had a new surprise for me. I have been purposefully training in the heat to get ready for the Cascade Lakes Relay. The pager went off, and I went out on a rescue mission at 8 PM (completing an 8 miler in 90 degree heat at 4 PM). I charged up the trail, keeping up with the 6'4" partner. He's the paramedic and I'm the rigger/EMT. In the second hour, I started to fall behind. Not normal. He moved ahead to make patient contact, and the second wave of 20 year olds passed me. I had a 15 minute jump on them. Not normal. at 6,500', we left the climbing route and traversed across a couple of lava canyons to make patient access. As I traversed the nasty 4rth class terrain of loose boulders on a sttep ash slope, my right quad seized. I was clinging to this precariously balanced boulder squawking for 10 minutes. This has never happened before. ONce I could move, I scrambled, Frankenstein like, to a perch where I could take off my pack, grab some food, and replenish the obviously missing electrolytes. I was mortified that this happened. I heard over the radio that one of the rescuers who passed me was in trouble with cramps at the site of the patient. Not good. He has an outdoor job and was short of electrolytes. Fortunately I was able to get my rebellious leg to work again, and I managed to not be a liability. It was sobering to have the body in such rebellion. I think I know my limits, but apparently I miscalculated.

Now I am in the pre race rest phase. I have an easy 3 miler today, and tomorrow will be 0 miles. That will be hard.

The race starts on Friday. Hope the wildfires don't interfere. It is looking good so far, but lightening is expected tonight. I have been told that the team is short a runner. So 3 of us will be doing an extra leg. This little old lady will be doing 4 legs in 24 hours. I am taking an assortment of electrolyte laden foods with me. Perhaps the unfortunate incident on the mountain was a good educational tool to make me more diligent about the quality of the food/beverages consumed in this endeavor. I am still looking forward to the run from Diamond Lake to Bend via a geology tour.
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Jul 31, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
^^^ Not enough Potassium maybe?
I get wicked cramps, legs stop working if I don't eat bananas or take Potassium pills daily.
atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Jul 31, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
Check out SaltStick capsules. They really help avoid the cramps. Most folks running hard use S Caps, but they cause stomach cramps for me, and SaltStick caps don't. If you are running less than a couple/few hours, you really don't need salt caps.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jul 31, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
Upper image was yesterday's bike ride, 58 miles, 2500' climbing from Santa Cruz to Moss Landing and back. It was a fun easy ride to get in a good amount of miles with rolling climbs.

Lower image is today's run, 8.88 miles primarily through Capitola then into New Brighton State Park. I bonked and had to walk the last 3/4 mile home.

Thanks for the tip on the Salt tabs. I'm going to look into that ... especially after bonking so completely today.

Credit: SCseagoat

Today's run that I bonked on.  Feeling my joints for sure.  Iced as so...
Today's run that I bonked on. Feeling my joints for sure. Iced as soon as I got home.
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
Jul 31, 2013 - 04:23pm PT
I just got back from a run in 98 degree heat and have been wondering about dehydration. Do you lose more water when it is hot and humid or when it is hot and dry? I know I get more thirsty when it is dry. But it seems that evaporative cooling would be less efficient when humid and perhaps we sweat more to compensate? I think I'm more diligent about re hydrating when it is dry and sometimes don't do as well when it is more humid. Anyone know the real story?
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Jul 31, 2013 - 04:28pm PT
The google overlords report this Mike.

http://engineering.mit.edu/live/news/1174-why-do-we-sweat-more-in-high-humidity

http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=3226448


S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jul 31, 2013 - 04:52pm PT
10k run early in the morning.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jul 31, 2013 - 05:15pm PT
Hot & Humid does seem to take a greater toll - it fills up the medical tents much faster. Sweat can't evaporate and cool you, so you sweat even more. The 2007 Chicago Marathon was a disaster in terms of heat & humidity's impact on a large sample size of humans.

http://www.runnersworld.com/chicago-marathon/melt-down?page=8

Running the Numbers

45,000 Runners registered for the 2007 LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon

6,327 Charity runners who registered for the race (5,164 of them reportedly finished)

15,763 First-time marathoners registered for the race

36,280 Official number of starters (including wheelchair athletes)

10,746 Runners who were diverted, injured, or who dropped out

25,534 Official number of 2007 finishers

1,363 Number of runners who broke 3:35 (finishing before the race was officially canceled)

3,640 Number of runners who broke four hours

11,611 Number who broke four hours in 2006

685 Number of people seen by medical personnel (including spectators)

185 Number of runners transferred by ambulance to a hospital (an additional 135 required transfer to the main medical tent)

66 Number of runners admitted to a Chicago hospital for inpatient care

12 Number of runners who were admitted to a Chicago hospital in critical condition

Chicago provides yet another prime example of heat stress. The 1995 heat wave killed over 700 residents in a few days as the heat index (combination of heat and humidity) soared to 120 and stayed high every evening.

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/443213in.html

Drink up! Ingest electrolytes. Check-in with each other.

sullly

Trad climber
Aug 2, 2013 - 07:24pm PT
^^^^ Interesting stuff Seamstress. Best of luck on the race.

Ran up switchbacks and down different ones for seven miles at Rancho today.

Edit: MikeL, I'm a DK fan as well. Since you still might be affiliated with SCU and run there, I'll tell you about someone else I'm a fan of who lapped me. I lived nearby and it was December. I was running the trail around the soccer fields alone for awhile. Ahead of me jumps in a blonde pony tailed, black Nike jog bra tan woman. I must have spent a good five minutes fending off Brandy Chastain. Pretty cool.
Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
Aug 2, 2013 - 08:24pm PT
Interesting stuff but still no definitive answer. Does one lose more fluid from sweat in humid or dry conditions given the same temperature?

The second link from goatboy has a debate with both sides being equally represented.

What about swimming? I tend to get dehydrated swimming, but that may be partly because I don't like to stop (when lap swimming in a pool), so I usually don't drink up until I'm finished.
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Aug 2, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
Mike, your reasoning is spot on. You sweat when your body needs to shed heat. In dry conditions, the sweat does its job because it evaporates quickly, pulling the heat from you for the liquid-to-gas phase change. In humid conditions, it stays liquid, and you just dehydrate for no benefit.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Aug 2, 2013 - 09:40pm PT
jumps in a blonde pony tailed, black Nike jog bra tan woman. I must have spent a good five minutes fending off Brandy Chastain. Pretty cool.

This past spring when. Was channel surfing I saw her on TV on some celebrity diving show. Man is she still a HARD body.
Lapping...ha ha ancient history for me.
Oh well, at least I'm still breathing!

Susan
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