One of the worst parts of being a runner in the Northeast is the summer. It gets hot and humid. The heat is one thing, but the humidity is killer. I'm particularly susceptible to heat and humidity. For whatever reason, my body gets warm easily. My sweat rate is off the charts. Staying hydrated is such a challenge that twice I've ended races hospitalized with severe dehydration. But like anything, the heat is manageable. The key is acclimation. My guess is it takes two weeks of tough, pretty unfun runs to get the body used to running in soup. No matter what, you can't run as fast in hot, sticky weather, but it's helps not to feel like death is imminent. Tonight, I felt acclimated. I sweat a lot, which tells me that my body is responding to the need for severe cooling, and I felt find the whole way. The forecast calls for two days with highs of 90 and humidity. Let's see how I feel doing a long run in this stuff.
5.75 miles, 39: 50