Over in the Twitterverse, I happened upon an article in Trail Runner Magazine (apparently a similar one appeared in Outside; both reference an NIH study) discussing the blood benefits of heat training.
As a lifelong resident of south Texas and its glorious heat & humidity, I can certainly say that I’ve loved riding & running in the heat. However, as I’ve aged—and, sadly, gained weight, (I’ll turn 47 next month & weigh in at 182 lbs/82kg), such enjoyment of heat has waned. At least somewhat.
My initial thoughts was that declining performance in heat had to do with age & weight, but the NIH study indicates that cyclists studied were all in the same range as I am. Other thought? My wife’s MS symptoms demand that we keep the house a frigid 68° F (20° C) year round, which, I can see, impacts my own performance in & out of doors.
While this isn’t exactly SUF-related, anyone have similar (or drastically different) reactions to temperature fluctuations?