Thomas Pothof
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  • Willemstad, Curacao
  • Netherlands Antilles
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How to cope with heat

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Pothof Aug 24, 2011. 2 Replies

I live on an island in the Caribbean, around 90 degrees year round. I mostly running early mornings and evenings to stay out of the heat. Once the sun comes up, I get tired really fast, to the point…Continue

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How many years have you been running?
What is your goal race for the year?
Finish a marathon on December 4th, 2011 in less then 4 hours
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
Half Marathon in 1:58
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
Run the island I live on (65K)

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Posted on August 21, 2011 at 6:26am 0 Comments

I run about 20 miles a week and have had all kinds of pain when running, except when running uphill. After reading "Born to Run" and some internet research, I bought the Nike Free 2 shoes and started running with forefoot strike: (ergo, like running uphill) Result: OMG!!! My calves have been burning, but it feels so right. I have another 15 weeks left for my first marathon, need to step up mileage but mentally it feels great!
Cheers, Thomas

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