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2011-07-05 10:33 PM


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To those who regularly run in a humid climate, my hat's off to you!  I live in Utah, so it's normally very dry.  Well, today after swimming for 25 minutes I get back home and head out to go for a run.  It's been in the upper 80's around here recently, and just as I start running there is a little microburst that lasted for 2 to 3 minutes.  Felt great, I love the rain!  Then the clouds immediately moved out and the hot sun was right back to bake up that freshly fallen rain.  Oh.my.heck!  Just that little humidity completely sapped me of energy.

Granted, this was also my first "real" run in 3 weeks (still recovering from a major viral infection) and I did push myself pretty hard during my 25 minutes of swimming, but still.  Definitely something to get adjusted to.



2011-07-06 12:46 PM
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But throw the lot of us in the desert and watch what happens.
2011-07-06 4:19 PM
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I grew up in Iowa, now live in Utah.  I love the "monsoon" season out here...the humidity feels good to me.
2011-07-06 4:39 PM
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I live in Clearwater, Fl and the humidity is high. I guess I am just used to it since I have l have lived here my entire life. I get to go for a 5 mile run this afternoon at about 6:30 so it will be nice and steamy for me. It definatly is nice in the winter, my run feels so easy.
2011-07-06 4:49 PM
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AHHH...the 80's.  I won't see those again until October.  I had a run at 5:30 this morning, and it was already 89 degrees.  It's supposed to be 104 today.  Love those Texas summers Cool
2011-07-07 11:15 AM
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Heat and humidity are constant in the summer where I live.  Yesterday I ran at 9:00 am and it was in the 80's with 85% humidity already.   I am an asthmatic so the humidity is even worse, I feel like I am breathing in pea soup.  I can't wait for the cool mornings of fall again!  


2011-07-07 11:19 AM
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Living in Colorado I feel the same way.  I went to Houston for a week this month and about died on my runs.  I did a 5k and it was horrid.  However, I was proud of myself that I passed the one person who chatted with me before the race who was a very fit looking youngish man from Baton Rouge.  No way he could blame not being used to humidity.  I told my mom to never expect a visit from me in the summer again. 
2011-07-07 11:29 AM
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I can't get used to the humidity, and this is from a guy that grew up in Florida. Started the day running through humid, sticky yuckiness again today. The only way I have found to deal with it is to jump in the pool when I am done running and attempt to cool off. I can't wait until November.
2011-07-07 1:41 PM
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Weren't we all complaining about the horrible winter and long, cold spring not long ago?
2011-07-07 1:48 PM
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sdejan - 2011-07-07 12:41 PM Weren't we all complaining about the horrible winter and long, cold spring not long ago?

Not me.  I love winter.  I love skiing.  I love winter running.  To be fair, I love all seasons here in Colorado but I really love winter.  We have one woman in our office who complains if it's too hot, too cold, too rainy, too dry.  Drives me batty.  And yes, I've called her on it. 

2011-07-07 2:35 PM
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sdejan - 2011-07-07 2:41 PM Weren't we all complaining about the horrible winter and long, cold spring not long ago?

I wouldn't say it was all of us. 

Currently 91 with 70% humidity in Savannah.  It's like running in soup!



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2011-07-07 2:48 PM
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It took me about a month to get used to the heat and humidity here in South Fl. Some morning by mile 2 I'm all ready soak. 
2011-07-07 3:48 PM
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nicklasmom - 2011-07-07 11:15 AM Heat and humidity are constant in the summer where I live.  Yesterday I ran at 9:00 am and it was in the 80's with 85% humidity already.   I am an asthmatic so the humidity is even worse, I feel like I am breathing in pea soup.  I can't wait for the cool mornings of fall again!  

I hear ya!  I have asthma too.  Mine isn't as much related to weather, but the humidity doesn't help one bit.  Me, I sweat  A LOT any time I run, and this time of year, in NW Illinois, the air is nice 'n' soupy--not as bad as FL or LA, but bad enough--and after even a short run I'm DRENCHED.  Lots and lots of water! 

2011-07-07 4:02 PM
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I run almost exclusively in the early morning here in Sarasota.  Even though the temperature may be in the 70's, the humity is in the 90's at 6:00AM and I'm soaked by the time I'm done.  Even Dri-fit gear can only deal with so much sweat - I'm literally dripping wet when I get back to the house.

I've pretty much written off the idea of trying to run after work - it's like running in an oven.

Not so bad on the bike, since the airflow keeps you cool.  It's only hits you when you have to stop and wait at a stoplight.

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2011-07-07 5:32 PM
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The only positive I can say after dealing with it my whole life here in South Florida is that it makes running in other parts of the Country as well as the cooler months SSSSSSOOOOO much more fun.   There are huge swings in my running avg. during the two seasons we have (hot/comfortable) and have just learned to accept it.   It marginally helps to run in the early a.m or late p.m, but humidity still there minus about 10 degrees in temp.  


2011-07-07 6:02 PM
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I have only lived in Florida for a few years and the humidity still gets me. On the days where the humidity is low I swear I feel faster.
2011-07-07 7:53 PM
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Today, during my 15.5 mile bike and 3.1 mile run brick, it was around 104 with 50% humidity here in Louisiana.  I'm pretty much used to it.  It's a fact of life!
2011-07-07 8:21 PM
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Love the heat and can deal with the high humidity but can't freaking stand cold weather. Not. At. All.
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