I for one think that it was really that hot outside yesterday. Not so much the sun and the heat but the humidity was what made it unbearable. I was outside going to the gym at 7a, and I would not have wanted to run outside when I left at 9a.
Then I ran errands at 1p and it was brutal (because I do not turn on the AC in my car). I would not have done ANY physical labor outside yesterday or today for that matter.
As deceptive as the weather seemed, I knew it was gonna be bad for the marathoners. Anything above 70 is hard to run in, and that's with little humidity.
I am glad that your daughter is OK. You did the right thing by letting her rest and then showering her down when she got home. When they start getting sick to the stomach, that is a baaaad sign.
And you still managed to get your miles in. Better you than me.
The heat can really surprise you, especially when you are busy at an activity. I remember the summer before my freshman year in high school I was playing a tennis match and started to really feel badly. I ended up having heat stroke - my body stopped sweating so it wasn't cooling itself off. At that was at 14 yrs old and skinny!
Unless you change your direction, you will end up where you are headed.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
DaisyDuck - YES, it was that hot. I think since there was a slight breeze it made it feel a little better than it actually was. Starting before noon was a good thing and the fact that you rode Algonquin to probably Dundee? it is for the most part tree covered and shaded a good deal of the way. Don't feel bad, it can be very deceiving sometimes and everyone handles the weather differently. You and your husband did the right thing by getting her to a safe place and then getting her picked up. I am glad she is OK - I rode with a friend in the summer who was in better shape than I by far and she ended up with heat stroke one day while all I did was huff, puff and sweat - you never know! Keep on riding - maybe I will see you on the trail. I will be getting on the trail by Souwanis in Algonquin and riding into Elgin next weekend. Perfect riding weather, 60's and 70's! I am glad your daughter is doing OK! Have a great week.
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I feel so bad - we took my 13 year old daughter on a bike ride yesterday (before noon. We started in Algonquin at some parking lot where you ride downhill to get to the trail. Long story short - after 8 miles (which included a stop at DQ) she started to not feel good. We rode with her feeling ill for another 4 miles (really no choice, we had to go on til we reached a public bathroom) and stopped to let her rest, when she proceeded to get sick! My husband had to ride back to the car alone and bring it back to pick us up. I think the heat got to her, but at the time I was thinking is it really that hot? Then this morning I heard that they stopped the Chicago marathon after 4 hours because of the heat! Wow! Have they ever done that before?
Well, I'm happy to say that after a shower and rest, my daughter felt much better. And I waited a few hours until it cooled off a bit and rode up to McHenry and back to get my miles in :)
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