Humidity & Heat

The humidity has been crazy.... 
but I haven't seen Al Roker's sweating bacon on the map lately.


seriously I just tried for 20 minutes to google a picture. Why isn't there a picture of Al's sweaty bacon map??!!

On Tuesday I was excited to head out for a 6 miler early in the morning. I saw the temp would be in the 70s, which is about 20 degrees cooler than the after work temp, so I didn't think much. Thank goodness I brought my Hydrapak filled with water, because I'm pretty sure I sweated off 5 pounds of fluid with the 85% humidity.

A few things I've learned...

1. Hydrate: drink the night before, before the run & during the run.

2. Pick your time: run at times of low temps or low humidity if possible. Early morning works best for me.

3. Slow down: walk if needed, slow the pace, and don't be discouraged to see your pace suffer. 

4. Take it inside: if its too hot or humid, take it indoors to the treadmill.

5. Stay Safe: Keep a phone or a Road ID on you in case of emergency.

What are your best warm weather tips?
How's the weather near you?


Erica Elia said...

All very good points! ITS HOT!! Erica

Beth said...

Great advice! It's hot all over, I think. It's so easy to get dehydrated if you're not constantly drinking water. Which reminds me, I should go drink a glass...

Anonymous said...

I just wish I could get up early enough for a run in the morning! :)