Training for your Warm Weather Racecation
One of the first questions we are asked is “how hot is it race day?” The truth is; we are blessed with perfect running weather. Race morning starts out cool with low – mid 60’s and continues to warm up but rarely going higher than mid 70’s. Race start is before the sun rises so by the time the sun is fully up to greet you, you are well into your race.
Many of our participants come from cooler climates which means training leading up to the big event may be a little different.
Here are a few tips to get you prepared for race day:
- Add some layers and do some runs overdressed. Not to the extreme but enough that your internal core is warmer than normal. This will mimic running in the heat and help your body become more efficient at cooling down.
- Practice with hydration. Even in the cooler temps ensure you keep your hydration levels up. When you get to your destination event you will be good and ready.
- Sweat a lot? Practice with salt tabs and electrolyte drinks. Definitely something you don’t want to try race day without prior practice.
- If the weather isn’t favorable; consider training indoors without a fan and again, mildly overdressed.
- Arrive at your destination a few days before your race. This gives you time to adapt to the climate, get your race kit easily and ensure you have all the race day information you need to have a stress free run.
- Remember, running in the heat is different than running in the cold. Listen to your body to get the absolute best experience and ENJOY! After all, It’s Better In The Bahamas and Marathon Bahamas is an experience you don’t want to miss.