Welcome to the heat! We are in the midst of a real heat wave, even by central NC standards, with temps in the mid 90s for several days now. Thanks for joining me for Episode 56. We give a brief update on a nice Father's Day outing and a quick apple update. These are the biggest apples I could imagine growing and they are awesome! I love this time of year when things begin growing and producing fruit. It's so neat to know that the efforts of caring for plants always end up with a positive result.
David sends in a great marathon race report (Chester Marathon, UK) that we share. It is motivational and reminds me of why we run...and what's most important in life, plus the importance of family to help all of us through this "race of life."
The results of the last survey are tabulated; I share them in this episode. Why not take a moment and take the current survey? Look to the left (blogspot page only) and cast your vote. I will share the results in an upcoming show.
The bulk of this episode, however, is spent revisiting a familiar topic: HEAT. Yes, it's that time of year, at least in the US. Remember the basics (which we discuss with some detail in the podcast):
- Carb replacement
- Electrolyte replacement
- Running in the morning (or evening if necessary)
- Slowing down
- Going shorter
- Wearing technical clothing
I hope your summer is off to a great start. If it is hot where you are, I believe this episode will offer some help. It's great to have you along for this run. And as always,
Thanks for sharing some of the road with me,
The 20 Minute Runner
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The opening and closing music is entitled "Point of No Return" and is from the album by the same name by Roger Subirana. Check it out at Jamendo.
The background music is entitled "Second Half" by John Williams. Check it out at Magnatune.
The song heard in the body of the podcast is entitled "Monsoon" by The Bombboras. Check it out at Music Alley.