The topic for today is racing window of comfort… what are your ideal temperature/conditions for race day?
I’m a little bit like Goldilocks… not too hot, not too cold, I like it just right.
Lately I’ve ran half marathons in the following conditions at start:
46, low humidity – way too cold
70, high humidity – warm, sticky, pretty hot at finish
64, high humidity – nice at start, warm at finish
I tend to like warmer versus colder. I find that I run better when the temperature is at least 55 degrees, any colder and I’m miserable. I like the feel of 70’s when the humidity is low. With that being said, I really don’t care for it when it is too hot either. At about 85 degrees is about the max I can stand with the humidity we get.
My ideal racing conditions would be temps between 55-70, lowish humidity, little to no wind and sunny. Will I ever get these… who knows… but I’ll definitely keep trying.