Re: Re: Running in the Heat

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There is likely a difference in the energy systems affected, at least proportionally — that would be denton's cue to expand on that aspect.  Further, being short on sleep for one night (as opposed to a chronic pattern of insufficient sleep) will feel differently and will often affect the ability to get in the workout differently than being in the middle of a significant training load will.  Assuming high performance ambition as a given, it would seem that sleep patterns and the resultant fatigue (or lack thereof) would be more easily controlled (or mitigated) than the residual fatigue that typically results from a progressive training load would.  As Double indicated, all it usually takes is one morning of getting out of bed to go run with too little sleep to ensure that one is tired enough that evening to get to sleep early enough to ensure sufficient rest before the next morning's run.