Humidity & Heat

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

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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?



3 comments:

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...

dreambigrunner.com said...

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

 
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