Man oh man. I hate to complain, so I won’t. I really don’t mind the heat, its the humidity that sucks balls. Stanky, sweaty balls. It’s not really fair when you can’t tell if you’ve dried yourself off enough after a shower, or if you’re already sweating again. Ok, so I kinda complained some.
I have finally figured out just how draining humidity can be. I just don’t feel like dealing with it, especially on a run. It’s harder for me to psych myself up for a long run, when I know the minute I step out the door I am going to start sweating before I even start my Garmin.
But run I must. I can get through it, I know I can. Trying to get myself pumped for three four mile hill loops tallying the magical 12 miles I am looking for today. The temperature is 86, the humidity is 90%. I’ve got two bottles of Gatorade at the ready, and will be lubing up with Body Glide before I get my shoes on.
The dog days of Summer have arrived. Just in time for the height of my Fall marathon training. Trying to find a happy place about it. It’s just hard to run when you feel like you’re wading in a swamp.
How do you deal with heat and humidity during your runs? Any special tips or tricks to help beat the heat? Please share.