Saturday, September 24, 2005

Humidity-Nature's Wet Blanket

I ran last night and it went pretty well considering the weather. I felt like I could barely get any oxygen as it was really quite humid. The knee held up, the side stitches were fine (my Dr. said it was probably lack of fluid and I've been drinking up again) but it was just so darned hot. My shorts were in this sticky mess attaches to my legs and I felt like I was wearing a diaper. I'm really looking forward to the cooler weather and I'm really looking forward to going on longer runs once it cools. I really need to start pushing myself...I'm just doing casual "everyday" kind of runs, but that's not going to get me into marathon mode. I need to kick it up, but I'm realistic enough to realize that I can't do that while its this hot out. As it stands my face stays purple for about 30 minutes after I'm done running, cooling down and showering. Not cool!!


Patty said...

Break on through to the other side, break on through to the other side, break on through...

You get my point

Sarah said...

I know what you mean--I HATE trying to run in the humidity (but the good thing is you're going to be SO amazed at how much faster you are when things ease up a bit!) I've found that in order to get enough water in a day that's pretty much ALL I drink (but I still let myself have a can of coke at lunch).
Yay for moving things up a notch (as long as you don't move things too far up too quickly!) It's always a neat feeling when you come back from a run that's longer than what you normally do.