Easy was the name of the game today, but thanks to my good friend DC humidity, nothing about this run felt easy.
I was slightly hopeful last night when a wicked thunderstorm rolled through, thinking maybe it would cool things off, but no luck. It was so humid out this morning the water from last night’s rain hadn’t evaporated.
I slogged through my 3.5 miles and at times it felt like I wasn’t moving anywhere. I still managed negative splits though.
3: 9:25 (no clue where that came from, lots of downhills though)
Although the weather wasn’t fun and today’s easy run was still hard, it felt better going slower. I didn’t feel quite like I wanted to collapse and die at the end of it, but boy did it feel good to step into my air-conditioned house once I finished.
As I was running, I was shaking some tree branches to knock off the water so I’d get a quick cool me down shower. It actually felt pretty good. On long runs, when I have my water bottle I tend to dump water over my head, but I don’t take it on these short runs, so the left over rain worked as a nice substitute.
Do you have any good stay-cool tips I should try? I could certainly use them.