This morning I ran/walked 4 miles. It is already ridiculously hot here and this morning it was 77 degrees when I left, couple that with a dew point of over 70 and you’ve got yourself some mighty fine stickiness!
It was a hot mess!
Temperature, dew point and relative humidity have a large impact on your running. Despite that fact that there was a nice breeze this morning, once I started running, the air felt so thick that it was almost hard to breathe. That’s about the time I decided the smart thing to do would be to run/walk. If you’ve ever wondered how much of an impact heat and humidity have on your running, take a look at this chart from runners world.
That about sums it up! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I live in Florida where heat and humidity are the norm and you sort of get used to it, sort of.
Not sure if I’ve ever mentioned it on the blog before but I have food allergies and some food sensitivities and I’ve had a lot of trouble with my stomach in the past. Anyway, I have to keep a food diary so that it’s easy to determine which foods are problematic for me and sometimes I have to adjust my diet. The reason I’m telling you this is so that you understand changing ANYTHING makes me cranky but changing my diet or cutting out a food I love makes me downright mean.
Yesterday, I had to go to Wal-Mart to get some food staples because I was out of EVERYTHING and I was hungry and deprived of chocolate. Wal-Mart was not the place to be at that particular time! I’m pretty sure when I get arrested for an assault, it will happen in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
Does it affect your running?
Do you get hangry when you don’t eat at a certain time?