It looks like if you want to adjust to heat and humidity, Houston is the place to be. Last year, in preperation for the conditions in Osaka, U.S. marathoner Zoila Gomez came down here for a bit to train in the conditions. In fact, she did a number of her runs at Burroughs Park.

This year for Beijing, Salazar and his group of Olympians look like they’re going to come down and do some work in the wonderful conditions here.

I never knew I spent so long training in such a distance running mecha….(note the sarcasm). If it’s heat and humidity you want though, nothing beats it here.

Training has been going well. Should be over 100 miles this week. I’m finally getting used to the hills a little bit and get a little bit of a respite as I’m back home for a couple days, then out to denver for a bit, where I get both the hills and altitude. Then it’s back home then off to California and finally Mammoth for some more altitude training.

That’s about all for now.

Like the content? Join 10,000 others to receive my weekly Performance Newsletter!

* indicates required
Houston’s the place to train for Beijing

One thought on “Houston’s the place to train for Beijing

  • July 25, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Glad to hear things are going well and you’re getting some nice changes of scenery. Sounds like fun heading off to the different places…I’m really looking forward to your strength paper you mentioned earlier.


Leave a Reply

Time to learn how to be a faster runner! Enjoy your free lecture series.
Enter your information below to receive your free training Video. It’s an hour long lecture on the details behind running fast from 800 meters to the marathon!


There is nothing more gratifying or fulfilling than setting a goal on the outer boundaries of what we think is possible and then systematically pursuing it.

That’s what the Peak Performance Newsletter is all about: How to pursue our goals in every aspect of life. Sign up for our twice a month newsletters that are based on  real science, not bro science!