20 miles / 3:07 / 9:21 avg pace
One of my Dad’s favorite sayings is “no one ever drowned in sweat”. I think I came pretty close today. 90% humidity is no joke! I was planning on doing this run as a long, slow distance anyway but the weather gave me no choice. By mile 10 my shorts were drenched and sticking to me. Shortly after that, I started getting exhausted and my stomach started to cramp up. I dehydrate pretty easily so I always carry my handheld water bottle with me…and I refilled it 4 times! So after a 4:30AM wake-up call and 20 miles, I feel completely hungover – headache, nauseous, etc. Awesome. On days like today, it’s unavoidable. I drank a ton of water, ate Shot Bloks every 4 miles, and even took electrolyte tablets pre- and post-run.
But I need to recover quickly because tonight is summer wedding #2. My friend Wendy is getting married! I’m so happy for her!
Are you dealing with this ridiculous humidity too? Please feel free to vent!
Have a great weekend everyone!