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Monday, May 12, 2008

En Fuego

So, have you ever had your oven on broil and you open it, and think to yourself, "Man alive, that feels like the perfect temp to go running in!"?

Yeah, me neither.

But, those are pretty much the conditions here in Florida as of late, and for the past few days, it has been in the mid-90s with humidity and it feels like lake-of-fire heat. And that's not so pleasant to run in.

So yesterday evening, I went out for what I intended to be an 8 miler, but 2 miles in, I felt like I was gonna die. I pushed for another mile, but at 3 miles, I said, "Screw it. I'm heading back." Thus, I ended up only doing 6 miles, and I was so slow in the last two that I just turned off the Garmin because I didn't want to look at it anymore. And I worried it may catch on fire.

Tonight I plan on doing something short once the sun sets, but I'll admit, I'm not looking forward to venturing back out into the inferno. On the plus side, the temps in Denver for the Colfax Half this Sunday are moderate: high of 70 and low of 48. Sweet.

23 comments:

Running Knitter said...

It's 98 here today. I know what you mean.

Wes said...

Would you order up some cool weather for my half ironman this weekend? If not, then would you considered running along side of me with a fan? There might be a couple of cases of brewskis in it for ya! ;-)

Vanilla said...

Yeah, we've been having some nice running weather here lately with the exception of some afternoon wind.

teacherwoman said...

God! That would be horrible if the garmin went up in flames! That heat, and humidity can be the worst to run in!

runner26 said...

Hot weather is the worst! So sorry that is the case for you these days. We haven't quite gotten there, but we will. It's right around the corner...

P.O.M. said...

Sounds like hell. Literally.

Erin said...

I just saw a runner on the way home that I had to do a double take on. First, I thought she looked like you but then I thought, it's too early for Jess to be running. As I got closer this popped into my head: WHO IN THE HELL RUNS IN BLACK RUNNING PANTS AND A LONG SLEEVE SHIRT WHEN IT'S CLOSE TO 100 DEGREES OUT?!? I knew for sure it wasn't you at that point. That girl must have been begging for heat stroke.

Ted said...

How are the temperature usually in the early morning? You may want to consider running in the morning if you like getting up extra early. I know it difficult to run in the heat. Here in Jersey was 48 degrees and sort of like a hurricane out here this morning.

D10 said...

The heat can really be a downer. Way to battle the heat for 6! Make sure your stay hydrated. On the birght side at least the half isn't down your way.

Crystal said...

You're doing better than me. I get about a half mile and want to give up. I think I'm going to run through the ocean tomorrow. Or maybe just put my running shoes on and hang out by the ocean, yeah, that sounds like a good idea.

Viv said...

Your scaring me. i will be in Ft. Lauderdale in July. Geez, that is too hot. I hope it starts cooling for you in the evening. I am sure you will welcome that CO weather.

Marcy said...

WTF up is with that? Our high for today was 58. Skim some off the top for me, homie!

J~Mom said...

Yeah, I hear ya. It's supposed to be 102 during race time here on Sunday, oy! I am going to freeze my fuel belt bottles and bike bottles the night before. Watch them not thaw in time and I dehydrate. :>P

Tiffany said...

Jess is hot, hot, hot! It felt pretty good this morn in Chaaarleston while I went out- about 60 degrees awwww

Kevin said...

Yeah I dont miss that sweltering South Florida heat. Sounds like you need to get up early in order to beat the heat.

Neese said...

I laughed about the garmin catching fire, I hope it made it.

Btw, you cross my mind from time to time lately as I'm reading this book by a young female author, and she reminds me of you...check it out if you haven't already it's a quick and fun read:

I Was Told There'd Be Cake
by Sloane Crosley

AddictedToEndorphins said...

So, have you ever had your oven on broil and you open it, and think to yourself, "Man alive, that feels like the perfect temp to go running in!"?

AHAHAHHA LMAO! I love it! Good luck dealing with the temps. I don't think it ever gets that hot here in Canada, eh?

Mary Gee said...

We're supposed to get a foot of snow tonight! Glad the race is not tomorrow.

I will not be running, but I might volunteer... I hope I can catch up with you somewhere...

Firefly's Running said...

You know that you can do it. I hope you get some extra time in Denver to get used to the higher altitude.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I think you will really enjoy the weather in Colorado.

I can't imagine running the your Florida weather. I'm impressed at your diligence.

AnthonyP said...

I'm heading down to your hot weather on Friday for two days of nonsense at my firm's retreat in Orlando.

sRod said...

IT was a high of 50 here yesterday. The other end of the spectrum isn't much better.

Paul said...

Running in the heat is OK. It's doing other stuff where you don't want to sweat when that heat sucks.