Are we as runners not very bright when it comes to our bodies? This past weekend once again proved to be unusually HOT in Green Bay and Cleveland. The race(marathon and 1/2 marathon) was cancelled after 2:35 in Green Bay, but they continued in Cleveland with runners dropping like flies.
I personally had two TNT alumni in Cleveland and it got scary for both of them to watch people on the side of the road as well as assisting another runner until EMS persons showed up!
So, when do you as a runner say enough?
When do you take responsibility for your body?
We're suppose to be so in-tune with our bodies. We're suppose to know what's good for the body and what's bad for it. We're on the leading edge of technology and a shit-load of information pertaining to it.
So why do we need race directors to tell us to stop?
Are the scarlet letters DNF that hard to swallow instead of a lengthy visit to the medical tent?
Is this heat something that we're going to have to contend with going forward?
Will races start at the butt-crack of dawn to ensure completion before the heat of the morning?
Will we evolve to running races at night?
April not quite in the rear view mirror
1 day ago