It’s getting hot in here, so blah blah blah. El Nino is threatening to make this Birak (in Nyoongar) long, dry and very hot in the Southern Hemisphere, so I went scrambling around the country trying to figure out if there was any way to make life more bearable as a runner in the boiling antipodean summer.
Does sauna training work? How do you hydrate properly? Does punishing yourself in the midday sun make you a better runner? Are some people born for it? Who are you? Who am I and what am I doing here?
To answer these questions I went on a very long and circuitous journey which led me to Darryl Griffiths (founder of Koda nutrition and author of ‘Sweat. Think. Go faster.’), doing a sweat test on myself, speaking to the fabulous ultra marathon champion Sarah Ludowici, and training (and going to the speedway) in the far north west.
God knows if I found anything useful but eh, I had fun, so enjoy this bizarre exploration of HEAT!
Note, this podcast is just made by me alone, we don’t have anyone fact checking like other big fancy podcasts. Trust or do not trust what guests and I say at your own discretion.
Except Sarah. Definitely trust Sarah coz that is some of the best advice you’ll get. I encourage everyone to take what she says on, and be gentle with yourself, for your own mental health, and to run better and happier!
Also, don’t compare your summer running to your winter running. I’ve seen so many smart people, (and some dumb ones) do this and get despondent about their declining fitness. Don’t. You WILL slow down in the heat.
Anyway I’ll shut up now Bye!!