6 mile run
Fun things I did today:
Ran in my Boston 2013 Marathon long sleeve shirt.
Got a manicure and pedicure. AhHhHh
Bought myself some carnations and daisies. I love love flowers!
Howdy friends! A fellow blog follower wrote me a message today inquiring about running in humid weather. As a native Floridian, I can tell you that running in humid weather is NEVER easy, especially when you add heat to the equation. The good news is, that your body can adapt to it and with savvy strategies, you can still get in a good workout.
Here are some tips to consider when you're running in humid weather:
1. Get acclimated. As the Spring weather subsides and Summer weather starts to kick in, gradually run outside so that you can introduce your body to the weather changes. For instance, if you've been running indoors due to the cold weather, begin to run outdoors every other day so that your body may acclimate to the humid and warm weather.
2. Lower the intensity and duration. On a day when the humidity is high, lower your intensity and run at a more moderate pace. You may consider shortening the distance of your workout to avoid pushing yourself too hard. If it's not an option to lower the intensity and duration, then opt to run indoors in a treadmill in order to avoid the humidity.
3. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! The key is to avoid dehydration, so begin drinking water and sports drinks before your run. During your run, drink about 8 oz. every 15 to 20 minutes. After your workout is finished, drink water until your pee is clear (that's always a good indicator!). For good rehydration tips visit Run Addicts.
4. Wear light clothing. Wear light clothing that allows your body to breathe so that your body may cool down.
Dri-fit tank top
5. Time of day. Opt to run when the humidity is at its lowest. Humidity levels tend to increase during mid-day and early afternoon, so try to get your run in the AM.
What are the worst weather conditions you have ever ran in?
I'm grateful for the amazing manicure and
pedicure that I got today. Sanity restored!