Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,--Hebrews 12:1

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Runner's World: Tips for Running in Humidity

Gotta share this article from Runner's World. I've been running the past week in eastern North Carolina where the humidity is normally around 90% every morning. Back home in Arkansas, same thing. It's just plain tough to run when the air is thick as soup, sweat doesn't evaporate, and temps are high.

I fight the battle every spring, trying to acclimate when the weather turns sour. This year, on May 25th, I crashed at mile 25 of a marathon I was attempting. Both legs locked up in cramps and I fell like a tree. The weather had changed and I hadn't run any long runs in those conditions since last summer. I knew better. I told myself if it was like that I'd bow out, but I guess you can tell that common sense didn't rule the day. After two IVs and a $400 ambulance bill, I was good to go, running the next day. But it was a pretty hefty price for not using my head. I knew better, but hopefully the tips in this article will help someone else, before they end up on the ground.

Jesus replied, "Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise," ~ Ephesians 5:15

Hope you all have blessed and happy runs, even in this heat.



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