Satan’s Ass Crack

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….

6/16- 104

6/17- 99 (a nice chill down)

6/18- 102

6/19- 100

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

19 thoughts on “Satan’s Ass Crack

  1. So, I totally agree with your title… but very NSFW!

    It was 99 here today and Weather Underground said it felt like 123. I don’t even want to know what 123 really feels like so I will take their word for it. I ran 6 on the treadmill and just did some core work!

  2. You don’t really mince words in describing the weather, do you? I’m just glad the humidity isn’t higher like it normally is. I went to shake out my rugs and was sweaty ten seconds later. Ridiculousness in June!!!! I’m very behind in blogging, and I promise I’ll give you and Angie a shout-out this week, or next week, I don’t know, but I promise I will!!!!

  3. I am a cold weather runner for SURE. I like late September all the way through early May. Give me snow. Give me rain. But keep the heat and humidity!! It’s hot here, too…not 100s yet though!

  4. this past winter, i complained and moaned about the cold, wet, snow etc… but saying that, now that we have hit summer… yip, winter is def my fave time to run.
    God, waking to that pic was not what i needed to see *lolololololol* thank god we dont get temps like that here in the UK!

  5. This is probably why spring and fall are my favorite running times. Winter can get too cold up here and summer too hot and humid. But to make you feel better – you may recall I trained for a marathon while in the desert southwest. Long runs would begin at 3:30 or 4 am and it would be 90 or warmer. Yes, it’s a dry heat but truthfully, when you’re running in that heat, it’s still pretty HOT.

  6. I’m really trying to simply embrace the heat/humidity and get it done. Last summer I completely wimped out and stayed inside on the treadmill for most of the summer and then the winter too. Clearly, I losing some of my BA status. Nice job getting out there – that 92 sounds dreadful!

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