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Running Hot

Monday, July 19, 2010

Peter Moore, editor of Men's Health magazine, and Douglas Casa, director of Athletic Training Education at the University of Conneticut, discusses what to watch out for when exercising in extreme heat following the collapse of a racer in yesterday's New York City Triathlon.

What are your hot-weather workout tips? What do you eat, drink, wear? How do your structure your activity? Let us know!

Guests:

Douglas Casa and Peter Moore

Comments [13]

Diana from the Bronx

Contact the New York Road Runners Club for good info on running in the heat, and what to do if you've overdone it. It is possible to drink too much water and overhydrate, competitive runners have actually died from this. So no, the solution is not just to drink as much H2O as possible! When people really overheat, I think the NYRRC medical staff also puts ice on their pulse points, anything to bring that internal temperature down! Please give better medical advice on the show.

Jul. 19 2010 01:51 PM
effing swim

dunno

Jul. 19 2010 12:43 PM
Diana from the Bronx

Contact the New York Road Runners Club for good info on running in the heat, and what to do if you've overdone it. It is possible to drink too much water and overhydrate, competitive runners have actually died from this. So no, the solution is not just to drink as much H2O as possible! When people really overheat, I think the NYRRC medical staff also puts ice on their pulse points, anything to bring that internal temperature down! Please give better medical advice on the show.

Jul. 19 2010 11:07 AM
runner from NJ

wear a hydration belt or pack and start earlier in the day (5 or 6 a.m.)

Jul. 19 2010 11:00 AM
Steve Pang from NYC

Maybe drinking cold water when your internal temperature is really high is better during exercise, but during the rest of the time it's not a good idea. The entire GI tract has two muscular layers, cold water prevents these layers from performing optimal mechanical digestion and also slows down the production of digestive enzymes by the cells which make up the mucosa layer.

Jul. 19 2010 10:59 AM
suki from williamsburg

Try Bikram yoga - this weather is positively autumnal in comparison.

Jul. 19 2010 10:59 AM
Amy from Manhattan

What about the type of exercise? Is it mostly aerobic exercise that can be dangerous, & if so, what other kinds might be safer?

Jul. 19 2010 10:58 AM
Brian from Hoboken

Ran 17 miles Saturday morning while at LBI. Detoured at mile 13 for a quick swim to cool off. Last 4 miles were a breeze after that!

Jul. 19 2010 10:57 AM
suki from williamsburg

I grew up in weather much hotter than this. The only thing that will keep me from my daily run is rain or ice.

Jul. 19 2010 10:55 AM
Cassie from Brooklyn

I am training for a marathon, so I can't stop training.
I have certain benchmarks that I'm supposed to be hitting. But this heat makes me feel like I'm going to die. How do I keep my training schedule with weeks and weeks of 90 degree weather.

Jul. 19 2010 10:55 AM
ursonate from boston, ma

When I lived in Austin, I was astounded to see people running in 100+ degree heat. Folks get used to it, I guess.

Jul. 19 2010 10:53 AM
runner from NJ

Hydration, hydration, hydration, and electrolytes!

Plus, it's best to work up to temperature extremes by starting your exercise earlier in the season before the heat hits.

Jul. 19 2010 10:53 AM
Robert from NYC

I don't care if you get a Nobel winner in medicine to say it's okay to exercise in this heat then I say s/he is crazy and don't get my compassion if they follow thru and end up requiring medical assistance.

Jul. 19 2010 10:52 AM

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