Ok, I’m not sure where you live, but does it ever warm up to over 100 degrees there? It does here. Today is perfect evidence of it. Thank God the humidity is only about 30%, otherwise it would be pretty much unbearable outside. Not very conducive for a run later, I’m afraid.
Oh no, and don’t check the 10 days forecast if you’re not a fan of starting to melt the moment you walk out the door. It’s a pretty brutal fact, and here it is….
6/17- 99 (a nice chill down)
Then we have 98, 99, 99, 95, and 98.
Summer is here, and Satan is sitting his ass crack down smack dab in the middle of North Carolina.
I actually went for a 3 mile run late yesterday when the sun went down below the tree line. It wasn’t fun but I got it done. It was like 92 at the time. How will I ever endure the coming week? I actually prefer running in the heat versus the intense cold, but these temps are making me really think hard about if that’s truly the way I feel. I’m pretty sure if I cracked an egg outside on the ground it would start to cook today.
Historically, it doesn’t get this hot that often here. I remember about seven years ago we had a Summer where we hit over 100 degrees like seven days in a row. It was brutal. The weather extremes these days are incomprehensible. I will say this though. I need to suck it up because winter always returns with a vengeance, and I truly don’t like to be cold. So, as with everything else in life, I have learned to endure the struggle. The heat must not affect my training that badly, as my Fall marathons are always faster than my winter and Spring marathons.
How about you? Are you a cold or hot weather runner? It seems around here that my favorite months for running are March and October