It has been a crazy spring. The heat got turned up to high for a couple of weeks and then it was shut off for a week. On Tuesday I rode outside early (5:45AM) and want to do two sets of the Time Trial course at about 85 – 90 percent all out. The temperature was in the forties. I had to dig out my legs skins, a long sleeved undershirt and a pair of gloves. I refused to put neoprene booties on my shoes. The first set went okay but I bailed on the second. My feet were freezing. Fail due to cold.
On Thursday I was running half mile repeats at a very fast effort. The effort I usually run them in during the winter. The previous week I had been successful running 4 repeats. This week I wanted 6. I went out a little fast (just a few seconds). I wilted to the high heat and humidity. By the fourth set I was toast. The weather added more than enough intensity for the day.
The heat is now back on full blast and I suspect that we will not get a reprieve until fall!
We better get used to it! (heat acclimation)