Someone asked me the other day if I was going to do something stupid in the heat wave, such as go play softball and pass out from heat stroke.
No offense to any softball players out there, because I love and respect all sports, but softball is not exactly at the top of my list when it come to ranking most strenuous activities.
No, I didn’t play softball. I went into my garage gym (which is about 10-15 degrees hotter or colder than the outside temperature on any given day) in the peak of the afternoon and crushed a killer workout session.
Training hard in extreme hot or cold is one of my favorite things to do. It’s an opportunity to become tougher and more resilient, not to hide indoors with air conditioning or heat.
Should you get familiar with your body’s limits before trying something so extreme?
Yes, and, in order to do so, you’ll need to start testing those limits in progressively more difficult situations.
The reason I know that training in 100+ degree weather is OK for me is because I’ve done it many times before, starting with the 80 & 90+ degree days first.