The study put athletes through 40-minute runs at 72 degrees Fahrenheit and 46 degrees Fahrenheit. At the hotter temperature, they were under greater cardiovascular strain, leading to impaired performance. This supports previous evidence that the skin needs increased blood flow when it is warm.
The research suggests that the winter conditions could potentially shave two minutes off of your 10k time.
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The P.A.C.E. Fitness Foundation, Inc.
P.A.C.E. is a non-profit organization aimed at Promoting Active Children Everywhere.