Holy Humidity, Batman

by - Monday, June 18, 2007

Time: 35 minutes
Distance: 3.4 miles

Ahhh, I hate humidity. It is the worst thing in the entire world. Especially when it is already 72 degrees (without the humidity) at 6:30 in the morning. I get up early to run to avoided some of the heat. I don't know what the deal was today, but I was not happy. It was such uncomfortable weather to run in.

Okay, enough bitching and moaning about the weather, but in all seriousness, the heat and humidity did make my run feel a lot more strenuous today. The training guide called for 35 minutes, which isn't a bad amount of time at all. But, oh boy, but 20 minutes in I was ready to call it quits. My legs were tired (they had been even before I left) and I was sweating like crazy and huffing and puffing like I was horribly at out shape.

By the time I got to 26 minutes, I was toying with the idea of slowing down and walking. But right at that point I had crested the last hill on my route and I knew the rest was either flat or downhill the rest of the way. So I felt like stopping to walk at that point would have kind of been pointless. So needless to say I hoofed it the last nine minutes.

And as soon as I got back to my apartment I hit the water fountain on the first floor like it was my job. One of my friends happened to be walking in the building at the same time I got back and she was like, "Are you okay?" I guess I was breathing pretty heavily and looking not the best (as in drenched in sweat....who would have thought?) To which I replied," Oh, I'm fine just need some water and to cool down and stretch out."

Well, I can't really put into words the look she gave me then. It was something along the lines of "You are crazy" coupled with "Concern because you might die."

(Another reason I run in the morning, explaining it to my friends just takes too much effort.)

Anyway, it was a solid run even though the weather sucked. Tomorrow I've got strength training and kickboxing so the weather can do whatever it pleases. But I just hope we get some serious thunderstorm action so that Wed. morning this humidity drops off.

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  1. it was hot here, too. i hate the humidity! you did good, though. that's basically a 10 min mile. keep it up :)

  2. I know what you mean, the heat can really zap you! Great job on your run!! LOL, I love look of concern from your friend...I finally have stopped getting those from DH.