Super Soaker

Today is the day for my LSD run. Since this is a cutback week for me, I only needed to run 12 miles. I figured it would take about 2 hours based on how I have been running this week. I got up a little after 6 and had some water and a breakfast bar, got dressed, filled my water bottle, had a gel, stretched, fed the dogs and headed out to walk them. Uh Oh, huuummmiiid! It’s only about 68 degrees at this point so it should be fine. Finished with the dogs and headed out for the run. The air was thick and I could see the moisture in the air. It was hard to get going. “This should be a slow run anyway” I told myself so I would feel better. Plus, I kind of needed to take it easy on my left knee. It wasn’t hot but it sure seemed like it should have been. Right away I started sweating, much more than usual it seemed even though I was running about a minute slower than I had been. It was overcast and I wished it would just rain! But no such luck. The humidity was just so oppressive, I couldn’t get going. The thought crossed my mind a couple of times to bail and take a shortcut home. But I hung in there and kept going. By the time I hit 2 miles, my shirt was completely wet. By 4 miles, it was soaked through as was my hat. It made it look like Dri-Fit was false advertising. Plenty of sweat but no evaporation! 😛 by the time I got home, every stitch of clothing was literally dripping wet as if I had been caught in a downpour. I wish. I’ve never experienced anything like it, even on the hot and humid days of this summer. So, my time was a little off but I made it through the whole run. I know you guys in the the southern states are probably thinking “really?”

31 August 13 Run

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3 thoughts on “Super Soaker

  1. Lol… Yeah. Welcome to southern style running…. The Disney marathon was miserable with the humidity so high earlier this year…

  2. Great job pushing through! I have a lot of trouble running in the humidity, I can’t wait for fall! 🙂

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