5 Mile Route (Click image for interactive ap)

The first signs of a DC summer are here.  High temps and high humidity fill the late evening air, and I for one am glad to see it!  After such a long winter full of cold, icy runs, nothing feels better than returning to the house soaked with sweat.  It wasn’t until this week that I really had my first great hot run of the year.  After a weekend of no running and too much boozing, a swift 5 miles with a lot of leaking (read: sweat), couldn’t have felt better. It is one thing to get home and be tired from a run.  It is another thing to get home, be tired, and FEEL wet.  No question you just had a work out.

I’m not looking forward to 90+ degree training this summer, but I’ll soak up this 75 degree, 70% humidity any day.

So what do you think?

I’ll be post all of my routes on my MapMyRun profile.

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5 thoughts on “Rave Run – Sweating It Out

  1. Don’t you feel that your time and confidence are just so much better in brisk weather, though? I feel like I lose at least a minute/mile in the heat.

  2. True, it is harder and often a slower run. But when I get home from a run in the cold, and all I am is out breath, I don’t really feel like I’ve had a good workout. When I get home soaked, overheated, and a little dizzy from dehydration, I feel like I have really worked out.

    Now, yesterday, for example, was blistering hot and humid, and I couldn’t even get myself to put on running shoes, let alone run several miles. There is a fine line between hot and too hot for me.

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