Last weekend and most of last week was almost unbearably hot. All days reached close to 100 degrees and the 'feels like' temperature was well over that. It gets hot here in NC, but that was way above normal for us. It was reminiscent of playing basketball in an un-air conditioned gym in the summer during high school in Florida. Those games were so hot and humid that if you ended up on the court you would slide for 10 yards before coming to a stop. Fun times.
Anyways, it's really hard to feel good working out when it's that hot - particularly in running. And I have just been resigned to the fact that every run is going to feel crappy and I've tried not to worry about it.
So yesterday when it was only in the high 70's and raining I felt like a new person! Marty and I did fartlek and I WAS RUNNING! Not gasping for breath and feeling like every muscle was seizing up on me.
Even when I was walking to our cafeteria in the middle of the afternoon and it was *only* 90 I thought, wow! it sure does feel nice out here! That's when I realized it had been way too hot recently. I really hope we are done with those days where the feels like temperature is 110.