Biking in 110 degree desert heat?
July 15, 2005 5:05 AM Subscribe
Exercising in the extreme heat... Bad idea?
posted by ph00dz to sports, hobbies, & recreation (16 answers total)
Here in Phoenix it gets regularly above 110 during the day, remaining over 100 well into the night.
Now, personally, I run in the mornings when its only like 89 degrees before dawn, but some of my work buddies regularly go out biking in the afternoons, when its well into the 105-112 range.
How bad of an idea is that? They carry water/gatorade, all that kind of stuff and seem to be in good shape... but are they just fooling themselves as to the risk? Does exercising in those conditions do more damage then good, even if they're used to the heat from years of living in the desert?