Monday, August 9, 2010

It's summer. I thought I was supposed to get to run outdoors.

Seriously Mother Nature. What have we done to make you so cranky? Because it's been in the upper 80s with dew points hovering in the mid-60s to low 70s for the last week or so. And it's kind of getting old.

Makes running outdoors hard.

Especially when I look at the National Weather Service page at 5:30 p.m. as I'm about to head out the door from work and see that it's 85 degrees, with a 72 dew point and one of those "feels like" temperatures of 95. You don't have to try much harder to get me to skip a run.

But I resisted. Went over to the YMCA and got on a treadmill. Pounded out 6.4 miles to make up for the long run I skipped this weekend. Longest run since Green Bay in May. And first long run of my very short half marathon training program. Legs were starting to get mad at me during the last mile, but kept putting one foot in front of the other. Finished 6 miles in 1 hour, 2 minutes and 30 seconds and tacked on a very slow 0.4 mile cool down.

And even though I did the run indoors, it was still stifling hot. Stomach felt a little queasy at the end. Probably should have hydrated better during the day. But I came home, took a cool shower and ate a light dinner and now I'm just going to relax for the rest of the night.

But Mother Nature? I know the weatherman is telling us this heat and humidity isn't going anywhere this week. But can you change your mind? Weathermen don't mind. They're wrong 90 percent of the time anyway. Thanks.

5 comments:

Claire said...

Isn't it terrible? Southeastern WI here and I have HAD it with this weather!!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

funny...over here in Nor Calif, it's been COLD. Like overcast bleh every morning...which equal less motivation to get out and run.

i guess grass is always greener eh?;-)

Jill said...

I'm the treadmill queen so there's nothing wrong with your miles at the Y if you ask me. Good job on your long run, girl :) :) :).

Marlene said...

I hear ya. Our "feels like" temp has been spending way too much time close to 100. I've gotten used to the super early morning wake-0ups, but the kicker is that it is even MORE humid at that time of day!

Jess said...

Man I hear you about the temps. This summer is killllling me. I need it to cool off ASAP!