Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Respecting the Heat

ON MY WEDDING DAY, Steve "I-Rod" Ibrahim gave the best man speech. One of the things he pointed out is my total insensibility to weather conditions. I rarely notice when the weather is "nice" or "bad."

But today, I had no choice but to respect an important weather variable: humidity. My steps felt slow and labored. I was probably about 30 seconds per mile slower than I would have been at that effort level.

As others consider running during the summer months, have a look at a helpful article by running coach Hal Higdon, entitled, "Hot and Bothered: Coping with Heat and Humidity."

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