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OK...running in the heat really stinks!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I've been running really regularly and been proud of my increased mileage, etc. But the cool spring we've had has spoiled me. The true SC heat/humidity has finally kicked in and I've been struggling to run the entire time...feel like I'm breathing under water.
I guess it's time to do the most reviled of all my exercise "shoulds". It's time to do what my husband has been nagging me to do for several months: get up in the AM before work to run (double Ugh!). I know if will be great to get my workout out of the way, start my day off right, and leave my afternoons blissfully open to other "shoulds". Not to mention the biggest benefit...maybe I'll run in 85 degree weather instead of blazing hot 99 - 105 :-). I'll make it my goal tomorrow AM. Any tips on how to make my morning self buy into this? She's a completely different individual who obviously does not care about all the above-referenced advantages.
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    Have not done well with this goal. I layed out my clothes 4 times with no results...I guess you actually have to GET UP! LOL! Doing a work around by running late at night around 8 PM..a little too hot but no sun beating down.

    I used to be able to do this years ago...I just don't know what happened ???. emoticon
    3402 days ago
    Try it one weekend when it does not have to be so early. Start conditioning yourself to get up and run - then maybe segue into the next week. As an alternative - do you belong to a gym? Could you run there on the treadmill (I know it is not as good) maybe two or three nights after work.

    Other than that - I agree with the other poster. I am a very early am person and still struggle to workout at any time in the morning so I am no help for tips.
    3412 days ago
    I'm a morning person and even I have trouble getting myself out of bed to run! I do it though, almost every time I run. Something that helps me has to do with my workout clothing. I either (a) lay them out before going to bed so that all I have to do is mindlessly put them on without having to worry about what I need or (b) go to bed WEARING what I plan to run in the next morning (this may sound gross, I guess, but it works for me). I usually go for option b because it's SO much easier than any other choice, but option a works as well. Plus, if I'm already WEARING my workout clothes, how can I possibly decide not to go out for my run?!? :) I think once you get USED to the chance, you'll be fine with morning runs... but it will be tough in the beginning.

    3412 days ago
    I hear ya, sistah!! This morning I was supposed to run 14 miles, but instead I slept in until 7:30. By the time I got out the door at 8:00, it was already 80° with 90% humidity. I ran 3 miles and called it quits. Humidity does me in every single time!! Tomorrow morning I'm getting up early to get my run in before the heat gets outrageous. I'll stop by your page to see if you got up ;-)
    3412 days ago
    I feel your pain!!! The heat is unbearable! I made it .3 miles last night and I was sweating! At 7:30 pm!! Gotta love the south!
    3412 days ago
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