Tuesday, July 19, 2011

That post where I complain about the heat and humidity

Everyone has heard about the heat wave that's overtaking the country.

Guess what. It's happening in Wisconsin too. It started on Sunday, temperatures in the 90s and super humid so that it felt like temperatures were in the 100 to 110 degree range.

The Coach has recommended trying to run outdoors in order to acclimated to the heat. And I've tried. Really. I did. I had the alarm set for super early Monday morning, but after an awful night of sleep Sunday, when the alarm went off Monday morning there was no way I was going to get out of bed for a 3-mile run. So I turned the alarm off and went back to bed. Then I thought about going after work, later in the evening after the temperatures dropped below 90. But then some storms were moving through and I figured I'd lose my motivation by the time it was safe to run. So I opted for the treadmill.

Today was a scheduled treadmill run since it was hill intervals. I was planning on doing them before work since I was going in to work a later shift, but I woke up with a nasty headache.

My head hates the weather we're having. And was definitely letting me know.

So I skipped the intervals. I'll do them tomorrow, when it's supposed to be absolutely beastly out.

You listen to the weathermen and you get different answers about when the heat wave will leave Wisconsin. But me, I'm just hoping it gets a little cooler and less humid by the time Saturday rolls around because running Tough Mudder in these conditions - with a 1:20 p.m. start time! - would be brutal.

5 comments:

Diana said...

This is the absolute worst heat wave....I'm so looking forward to "my" favorite time of year....winter!

Deanna@MilesToRun said...

Good luck with the TM this weekend. I didn't realize the start time was so late. You'll do awesome!

Suzy said...

You know, stay inside an run on the 'mill. It takes 10-15 days for your body to acclimate to the warmer temps so it isn't worth it to run outside in that heat when you aren't used to it. It is a recipe for disaster. I hope it cools down by this Sat.

Janice {Run Far} said...

I am so over summer. This heat wave is brutal. When it's 76* plus 90% humidity at 5:30 am.... it makes this 34 year old women throw a little temper tantrum.

Carolina John said...

Yea.... not feeling sorry for you here. It's 101 in Raleigh today. with the same humidity/heat index etc rising that you are seeing. NO MERCY!