It has been so hot in the Bay Area the past 5 days. On Monday it heated up to 106 degrees where I live! Training has been unbearable unless I wait for the late, late afternoon or get it done in the early morning. I know practices are still going when school gets out for all of you high school and middle school kids, which means the hottest time of the day! If you live around here, be careful! Drink water not just at practice, but all day long. Eat lots of fruit and veggies too because their water content is high and they have those extra vitamins that you are sweating out by the minute.
During practice be sure to take in not just water, but also some sort of sports drink with electrolytes and salt. When you exercise at high levels, especially in the heat, your body is desperate to replenish the minerals you lose. Sports drinks are the fastest way to get what your body needs.
While the heat can be annoying when you are trying to run a cross-country race…