Over the weekend, I split up my training routine for the shot put and discus. I usually do both events at the same training session. But it was so hot this weekend that I decided to throw the shot put on Saturday and the discus on Sunday.
It took a little extra time, but I got through both workouts without fainting from heat exhaustion. My performance was OK, but I noticed that I had "tired legs" when I was throwing the discus.
The heat reminds me of a column that ran in The Fresno Bee on Sunday from David Mas Masumoto, a San Joaquin Valley farmer/philosopher. Mas repeated one-liners, using the theme "It's so hot" to tiem them all together.
Here are a few examples:
It's so hot that ...
-- You burn your hand opening the car door.
-- You learn that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron.
-- The AAA Rescue Team had to "unstick" you from your vinyl car seat.
-- You discover that in July, it takes only two fingers to drive your car
-- You find out too late that you can get a sunburn through your car window.
-- The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance. This becomes a serious sport.
-- Your car overheats before you drive it.
-- You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.