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It’s insanely uncomfortable out there

When it’s already 75 degrees and humidity near 70 percent at 7 a.m., the last thing anyone wants to do is run. But run is what I did this morning, and I’m pretty much left speechless with how awful this weather is.

Normally, I don’t worry about having fluids with me until I hit the double digits. This morning, fortunately, I took my fuel belt with me knowing that I’d want at least a little bit to drink. By mile 4 of my 5 mile run, all of it was gone and I was left wanting more. It’s weather like this that makes me appreciate the freezing cold of winter. In the winter, you can warm up a little bit; in the summer, you only get hotter as the run goes along. The only thing that can save you in the summer is a breeze, which doesn’t seem to exist these days. In the winter, you can warm up and shed layers as you go along.

This all being said, today’s run wasn’t too bad except for the ton of sweat pouring off me. Taking a couple of days off from running was just what I needed. And last night ended up being a decent cross training day as I lifted weights, scrambled to clean the house to have it shown and then mowed the yard as darkness fell. Next up is a group run and then my trip to Ohio…

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  1. Emily
    August 7, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    I hear you. I had to revert to the dreaded treadmill today because running out there even in the morning right now is like trying to walk through a giant pool filled with sweat! But the heat seemed to follow me indoors, and I was dripping all over the place before I even went a half-mile. I’m going to try to get up mega-early tomorrow, but I’m not sure that will do any good.

  2. David H.
    August 7, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    Getting up earlier will certainly help, but it’s so damn humid that it’ll be tough to avoid this kind of weather … plus “lows” are supposed to be in the low to mid 70s in Va.

  3. Amy
    August 7, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    There really must be a good use for all this heat and humidity – but I haven’t figured it out. Good job getting out there again!

  4. Jason
    August 8, 2007 at 12:00 am

    I was in C’ville this morning and ran in 75 degrees and similar humidity…it was awful. But, I muddled through. Blech!!!

  5. Big Peach Runner
    August 20, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    I can TOTALLY relate! It’s been awful this month. We were so spoiled in July here but August has been like living in one big hot oven with no relief in sight.

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