This got me excited. Probably too much. I went home for lunch and decided that instead of jumping into a meal, I was going to hop into my running shorts and shoes. I live on a lake with a decent tree canopy... on my side of the lake. That tree canopy ran out after half a mile.
I planned on running 5k. After a mile of 92 degrees, I checked the weather app and it says the feels like temp is 102. Awesome! I want to feel 102. It wasn't very much farther and I changed my route from a single loop with a water fountain at one point to an out-and-back past that water fountain a second time. It wasn't enough to quell the heat building in my core.
That last half mile with some shade under the trees turned into a new workout. Run the sun, walk the shade. Whatever it takes. In total the workout was good and I finished with 2.75 miles. A little short of my original goal, but 102 degrees will do that.
When I got home, I took a couple gulps of pickle juice. I know. How very hipster Williamsburg of me! Gotta get the sodium replaced.
When I run in the afternoons, which is becoming prohibitive due to the afternoon storms, it usually takes about 30 minutes to cool down. Today, it took about an hour. So the lesson is to either run in the morning or evening when the temps are above 80 degrees during the day. I think that's a safe rule.
I don't think I mentioned on here that I changed my running website from
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