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Jimmy_D_Jarhead We're Not Worthy 4,477 posts since
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Aug 13, 2011 10:38 PM

Acclimatization...

So some of you do not know but I have spent much of the summer in Australia.  In the southern hemisphere it is winter time.  I am now back in Japan and the weather has really got me.  I was averaging right around and slightly faster than 8 minute miles.  Since returning to Japan I have slowed down by an average of 1:30 per mile.  I am so ready for October.  All those out ther be careful and just know that once the temps cool your pace will quicken.  13 miles today at perhaps one of my slowest paces of the year.






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  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,431 posts since
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    1. Aug 14, 2011 7:21 AM (in response to Jimmy_D_Jarhead)
    Re: Acclimatization...

    Good job getting it done, Jimmy.  It's like starting all over with the warmer weather.  I think I'm more sensitive to it as I get older.  Cooler weather is on its way though!





    Len

  • dutch omi We're Not Worthy 5,642 posts since
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    3. Aug 15, 2011 6:57 AM (in response to lenzlaw)
    Re: Acclimatization...

    Len, I know of what you speak.  Jimmy, whatever time, you did 13!!!!!  I hope to get back there, however slow!

  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
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    4. Aug 15, 2011 7:04 AM (in response to dutch omi)
    Re: Acclimatization...

    I am having issues this summer for sure, hitting my times during the week but Fri and Sat's runs I have struggled!

  • MCM Ron Legend 1,916 posts since
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    5. Aug 16, 2011 6:17 AM (in response to BOSNPM)
    Re: Acclimatization...

    That's a rough switch, Jimmy!  Give it a week and you'll probably be feeling much more normal.  Right now I'm finallly starting to feel like I've acclimated to the summer.   My times are still slower on the warmer days, but I can manage better than a month ago.





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