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6/27/11 8:26 A

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Carol,

I hope you enjoy ABQ. I lived there for almost 6 years and I still miss some things there.


As far as running in the heat I have limited my running to the treadmill in the gym. I know its not the same as being outside but I'm limited to that until my husband gets home from training. Once he gets back I can get back outside early in the mornings to avoid the heat and humidity of the south.

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6/22/11 7:25 P

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I run first thing in the morning and very rarely eat anything unless I am doing a tough workout (i.e. speedwork or hills). But when I do need to eat a little something, I usually do a Luna Bar or Gu and those don't cause me any GI problems. I found that if I eat toast with PB, I end up (TMI perhaps) burping a lot throughout the run.

You just kind of have to experiment and try different things. If you don't eat and feel like you are running low on fuel, then try different things until you find something that works. Best wishes to you!

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6/22/11 7:17 P

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I am a new runner in Albuquerque and I love the heat. Since I am not running far or for long durations yet, I just get out there and do it. Once I start logging some decent mileage, I will have to switch up and either do early mornings or late evenings.

This begs a question: what do you do about fueling your body if it is early, early or after dinner? Right now, I am running as soon as I get home from work (around 7 pm), then eat. I am scared that if I eat dinner, then run, I will have stomach problems.

Any advice is welcome!!!

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6/21/11 7:36 P

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For me, I just have to go slower in the heat... Here in Jersey, we hit the high 80's/low 90's for most of the summer. It's the humidity that gets you. But as long as I get out there and get my run in, usually right around dusk, I feel great! Hope you guys get some rain out there in AZ!

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6/15/11 8:40 A

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I feel you on the heat. I'm running at the crack of dawn on the weekends and it's still too hot. I've had to slow down (which for me is a step away from walking!) and I'm doing lots of loops so I am close to home if I need a water stop or start to feel funny.

When I'm not able to get in a morning run, it's to the treadmill I go.

And it's only June!

I'm am praying for everyone dealing with those horrific wildfires.

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6/9/11 5:09 P

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I know a few acquaintances living in AZ in the areas really hit and think about them. I"m also worried because I heard last night that a couple of major electric transmission lines for our electric company goes through that area and is in real danger of being burned. 40% of the electricity supplied to us is sent through those transmission lines from Phoenix area. We will having rolling blackouts if that happens the news said. We need rain so awfully bad in this whole area. Smoke right now isn't bad in my area but was pretty bad last night. It all depends on the wind shifts. Some days are worse than others. I know the central and northern part of New Mexico are getting hit worse.

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LOAFYLAW Posts: 450
6/9/11 11:43 A

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exactly!

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6/9/11 11:35 A

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Sending prayers for safety to those of you in Arizona! Stay safe and make sure you are being air quality smart like LOAFYLAW! :-) No workout is worth dying for, am I right???

***Kristen***

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LOAFYLAW Posts: 450
6/9/11 9:03 A

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I am in Santa Fe. I have been exercising inside on some days but today I am canceling because the smoke is just too thick! I can exercise in the heat, but this smoke is just too much - even breathing takes effort!

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6/9/11 4:44 A

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LOAFYLAW - What part of New Mexico are you in. I'm in Silver City. Smoke has been so bad everywhere in the state!

I have to get out early because I don't tolerate the heat well due to fibromyalgia and thyroid issues. Yesteray I ordered some cooling bandanas to see if those help. They have special beads sew into them and you soak them in water for 20-30 minutes, wring them out, then wear one around your neck. They are reusable and a pack of 4 is $8. A spark friend told me about them and says it helps a lot. I don't know just how big they are after soaked in water but thought about seeing if I could tie one around my forehead.


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6/8/11 11:39 P

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While I prefer cooler temps (give me a beautiful, crisp, 45 degree morning) for a nice run, I've run in ALL conditions, including snow and ice, in a cave, and in 100 degree heat on city streets. A running coach locally advises us to aclimate to the conditions (heat) by wearing heavier than normal running gear in the cooler temps, and within a week you can aclimate to hotter temps. Unfortunately, I didn't do enough of that process before this past weekends Half Marathon - it was brutally hot, and I had a very difficult time controlling my heart rate on the riduculously hilly route. But I still finished :)

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6/8/11 10:15 P

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Funny you mentioned snow, I live in Michigan and no I hae never ran in the snow.. Yesterday I just had to get on the treadmill since it was too hot for me outside. emoticon

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4EVERADONEGIRL's Photo 4EVERADONEGIRL Posts: 5,650
6/8/11 5:34 P

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Awesome! It's nice to hear from someone that enjoys the warmer temps...we certainly don't hear that side of it very often. :-)

So far, I have to say, that there really isn't a season that I don't enjoy running! Of course, I live in SoCal so it is all fairly mild...but I've done freezing temps, rain, sun, humidity - you name it. Everything but snow!!

Keep running safely everyone!

***Kristen***

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6/8/11 8:11 A

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Its kind of funny, but I LOVE running in the over 90 temps. I put on sunscreen and run with my water bottles.

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6/7/11 7:39 P

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Don't forget to slow down and drink your water.

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6/7/11 7:10 P

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I normally head out in the very early morning hours (while still dark) to beat the heat...and I usually don't run into too much of a problem getting my workouts in. If I head out before the sun (we see 110 on a semi-regular basis during the hottest months) comes up, I'm fine.

***Kristen***

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6/7/11 7:01 P

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I get up early and run 3-4 times a week, then come home and go back to bed emoticon

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LOAFYLAW Posts: 450
6/7/11 5:06 P

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And too smokey! We have been advised to do NOTHING outdoors due to terrible smoke from out of control fires in Arizona. The smoke is so thick, I feel like I am living at a campsite. Much of the Southwest is in a similar situation. Since we don't have air conditioning, exercise indoors is out of the question as well. I am trying not to stress because just working and doing everyday stuff is a chore in these conditions. The exercise will just have to wait.

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6/7/11 4:59 P

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How do you reach your quota for the week when it is soo hot? 90's all week, morning and evening too humid. I want to RUN!!! emoticon

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