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HM this weekend, worried about the heat

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May 2012
8:24am, 24 May 2012
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Stander
Personally in hot weather I swear by my Fetch buff. Not only does it keep sun off head but when you tip water over your head it takes a lot longer for it to run off/dry and therefore end up with cooler head for longer.
May 2012
12:46pm, 24 May 2012
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Mick n Phil
what ever you do dont go into this race ( if hot ) afraid, as it'll affect your performance and make it feel like hell and all day
May 2012
1:20pm, 24 May 2012
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NellyMarcos
No Mick n Phil, I wont I love it the atmosphere is always fantastic! Have you done it?
May 2012
1:23pm, 24 May 2012
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NellyMarcos
Stander I have a very thin white hat I was hoping to do the same with that. If I get too hot in it, I will have family on route to give it too.
May 2012
1:31pm, 24 May 2012
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Mick n Phil
Nelly

sorry, which race where is it ???
May 2012
1:51pm, 24 May 2012
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Dirt Monkey
wear a white cap and drink lots
May 2012
1:52pm, 24 May 2012
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Dirt Monkey
or don't run, wear a white cap and drink lots
May 2012
5:12pm, 24 May 2012
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andydgg
I just did 12 along the ed marathon course and it was 25+ degrees with little to no wind, so no helping breeze off the river, and very humid. I took a 660 mil sis bottle of half water half lucozade with ice cubes, which melted in about half an hour leaving me with warm drink, which is ok. Normally I wouldn't take anything to drink unless going over about 18 mile, but I took a mouthful at the first mile and then just sipped it as my mouth dried. I wore a bright light coloured shirt which covered the shoulders, factor 50 sun cream, cap, shades, insect repellent. I ran a little slower than normal pace then after the run ate two packets of crisps and a glass of pepsi, crisps for the salt and pepsi for the sugar. Think the important thing is not to gulp down water, you have to replace the salt and other stuff you lose, and go a bit slower.
May 2012
6:39pm, 24 May 2012
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NellyMarcos
Mick n Phil, Sheffield Half
May 2012
6:40pm, 24 May 2012
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NellyMarcos
Andy, well done, my start will be 9am so hoping a little cooler than that!!

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Hi, after doing all training in gales, wind rain, cold I am doing HM this weekend in suddenly forcas...

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