Too hot for me today - and it showed!

I was not able to get out to run till after 9:30 this morning and I knew it was going to be disastrous.  The temperature at the start of the run was 84 degrees.  It was humid, and yet still very sunny.  The feels like temperature was 92 degrees.

I hydrated well, put on some SCAPE Sunblock, and hit the road.  If you haven't tried SCAPE I recommend that you do.  SCAPE sent me some to try out and I have to say overall I am impressed.  I did have a little trouble putting it on at first because it seemed to require a bit more for coverage than I am used to with other sunblocks. Once on I had the perfect test this morning with how well it would work.

The SCAPE Sunblock did not run into my eyes just like it claims.  I was sweating profusely by the time I got to mile 2 so if anything would run into my eyes that would be the time it would do so.  I wiped my face quite a bit to keep the sweat out of my eyes, but one thing I noticed was no stinging at all.  I almost always get some stinging in my eyes when I sweat this much, but this time I felt none.

When I returned from my run, I could tell that my bald head, face, and arms were still well covered.  I didn't get any burning at all and am confident how hot the sun was that I would have been feeling something by the time I got home.

My run didn't turn out quite as well as I wanted it to.  The heat and sun was getting to me by mile 3 and I knew it was going to be difficult to make it the rest of the way.  After hitting the three mile mark I had to take a few breaks and walk some of the hills during that 4th mile.  You can see the results of this in my running log.

Yesterday my son Brady and I went to Six Flags.  We are the smart type you know and we knew that with the temperatures around 100 degrees that the park wouldn't be as crowded and the lines would be shorter.  Smart thinking on our part huh? :)  After 9 hours on our feet, in the hot, humid, sunny, Georgia air, we were beat!  We did a good job of hydrating throughout the day, but I think a day like that set me up for a run like I had this morning.  My entire body was tired this morning.

By the time I got home from the run the temperature and feels like temperature had gone up by 2 degrees to 86 and 94 respectively. Too hot for me!!  Especially since I have mentioned before that I would much rather run in 100% humidity over the direct sun anytime.

Tomorrow morning it is time for long run number 2 of marathon training...... wish me luck!

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