Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Humidity Humor

Living in the great state of Texas, I have a love / hate relationship with heat and humidity.

I HATE to be cold...

Seriously, I would rather be sweating than shivering. A good sweat session is good for the soul too (not so good for my pores, but alas, life is not perfect). I enjoy finishing a workout and seeing my efforts in sweat, but even I have my limitations.

For instance, when I go for a long run (or any run longer than 30 minutes, really) and I am unsure whether it may be raining because drops of moisture keep pelting me, only to realize that it is not rain but actually my own sweat (true story), well, that is just funny.

My hope is that all of this Texas heat and humidity training in the heart of a Southern summer will give me a performance edge at Cedar Point. Executing my run plan in sub-100 degree temps will hopefully feel slightly easier than it does when the heat index is, oh, 105 degrees and I am drowning in my own sweat. No wonder I killed two iPods in less than a month (side note: the H2o Audio case works like a charm!).

Just a couple of more big weekends until the taper!

2 comments:

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

I feel your pain.
I have a weird goal.... sweat a gallon in an hour. My best so far is 2/3 of a gallon (6 pounds).
Doesn't the humidity make you look younger?

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

I love it when all the northern state bloggers talk about how hot it is. They would all die if they ever had to train in TX like us. I just keep telling myself that once the cooler weather comes I am going to be a machine!

do you have any troubles with the H20 audio earbuds staying in your ears? For some reason I just cannot find the right fit?