6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Talkin Weather

The trial I was on ended with a plea bargain yesterday...which is a bit of a bummer because I was enjoying learning something new and seeing the judicial process at work. The good news is I can get back to work...which is good because the office is BUSY... When I was released from the the trial I had a HORRIBLE stress headache making it very tough to function.. After a LONG nap I was still feeling URGH!

We went for a family job hoping that would help and it did a little... but today I still fee like part of my brain is missing. The CREATIVE portion of my brain is gone... so what do you talk about when your brain is gone? THE WEATHER OF COURSE

It is foggy here, almost feels like the weather on the Coast. The days start with a misty fog which eventually burns off to a decent day in the 70's. Weather in the Pacific Northwest is truly ideal for runners. The Summer month can get a little hot, but nothing like what many of you experience. And there is little to no humidity. I feel VERY BLESSED to live in such a Runner friendly climate.. I know you are all a bit jealous as you run at 3am to avoid the heat... I would love to learn more about your WEATHER....

  • What is the weather like where you are? How has Summer running been?
  • What tricks to you have to stay cool in the HEAT of Summer?
HAPPY TUESDAY!

41 comments:

Indi said...

Oh for that cool foggy 70s weather! We've been in 90s pretty much all July and with 99F and 102F forecasted for today, running has been tough! pretty much 3-4 days each week have been severe heat advisories as the humidity is high as well! Fall can come along anytime now!!

ajh said...

Right now thunderstorms are driving me crazy because they are coming each day. They totally messed up my running plans for the week yesterday as I couldn't do my day of two runs. Tomorrow PM I want to do an awesome race and it may be the same story. TS are the only weather I won't run in.

I loved jury duty when I did it.

Lauren said...

HOT! I don't think there is anymore to say:). I think we hit 115 yesterday with the humidity. We run at 8:30pm and it is still 93degrees minus humidity. Fall can't come soon enough.

Marlene said...

We definitely do NOT have an ideal climate for running. Hot and humid in the summer and harsh winters with sub-zero temperatures and lots of snow. We only get about 5-4 months of ideal weather. I wish it could be October all the time. LOL!

Good luck catching up on work!!!

Jo Lynn said...

Fog makes for beautiful pictures. ;)
You are the only person I know that actually enjoyed jury duty.

Coachhrd said...

Did jury duty several years ago and it was very interesting. But I'll do a run in nice weather over that any time!

Melissa said...

The high here yesterday was I think 106 making it impossible to run anytime but early morning.
Up until last week I was running at noon when the temps were 95-98 or something like that.
However, this is rediculous, so I think I'm going to the gym to treadmill run today. :(
To stay hydrated I drink, drink, drink until my lunch run and carry a handheld during the run.
Afterwards, lots of G2 and water.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Maybe that is why I am drawn to the Pacific Northwest ... I want ideal running conditions.

VA is HOT! Like super hot and humid. Today is supposed to be like 105 or something. I've kind of stopped checking because it's always hot. I honestly can not remember the last time I woke up at 5 am for a run and it was less than 75 degrees. How is that even possible? I am so looking forward to some cool weather on my visit!

racing dawn said...

Officially jealous! It's hot 95 to 100 degrees hot in July, mid 90's in August in my next of the woods. And we get lots of thunderstorms in the afternoon so humid too. Drink lots of water and either run at 6 a.m. or run at the gym late at night... Glad jury duty is over!

It's Me Kristi said...

It is very, very hot in Louisiana - and don't forget about the humidity. It was 106 degrees yesterday and ended up around 93 and 85% humidity in the evening.
My trick is water - not just to drink either. I drink water all day, douse a bandana in water around my neck and run through all of the sprinklers I can find.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

PA is not too bad today. The humidity is really high and we had a chance of showers but temps are only in the high 80s. The remainder of the week is to be high 90s with humidity. Great! On tonight's run I will take my bottle full of ice (thank you jogging stroller for carrying everything!) and the little guy plays with a squirt bottle while I run on hot days. He loves to spray me!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Great Photo!

Genesis said...

lucky you. weather in pullman is HOTTTTT and HUMID.

Bethany + Ryan said...

we've had a really hot summer this year in Boston. I don't mind tho, i jsut don't run on my lunch break during summer. It;s the ice i don't like so i can't complain.

DaphneB said...

That picture is gorgeous! My husband has always talked about wanting to move to Washington because it's so hot here. We are actually having a mild summer, but it's still really hot for running in. We have been running at night which is perfect temperature for us to still break a sweat but not pass out from heat exhaustion. We ran over the weekend in the middle of the day and will never ever EVER make that mistake again. Yikes-ville!

Katie A. said...

I have to admit, I shouldn't complain. But, there isn't much in my life to complain about, so the weather is usually at the top of the list :)
Right now it's been in the 80's, we don't get humidity but it has been WINDY! I hate WIND! Yesterday, after my suckfest, HOT run, I was actully TRYING to remember what it's like to step out into the cold in head to toe cold weather clothes!
Glad you got out there :)

Angie Bishop said...

Its been hot here too although not as bad as the others. The high of 85 with humidity doesn't seem so bad compared to 100 or more.
If I wasn't lazy I would get up in the mornings and run when its nice. For now I run in the evenings when its not as hot and on a very shaded trail.

Lacy said...

At about 3PM yesterday we hit a new record of 107. Then and hour later we hit another record of 108. It's miserable here. All anyone can do is drink often and start early.
So So So jealous of what you've got going on!!

Amanda said...

this summer our temps have actually been favorable, compaired to last summer of weeks of triple digits. We've been hanging out in the 80's and low 90's. Still not good for running unless there is some sort of breeze and you have to watch the position of the sun or else it kills you. The good part is daylight goes until nearly 9 so sunset runs are great.

Alison said...

That picture is gorgeous. The fog every morning is making me feel like I'm back in San Francisco! Summer=Fog there.
Aside from that one hot week we have had a really nice summer when it decided to arrive :)

kimert said...

I would love to run in foggy 70 degree weather but we do not get that until late fall. Summer this year has been hot and humid (East Tennessee). This week we are at high 90s with heat indexes in the hundreds. So, summer running for me, with the exception of a couple of races and other random runs, has been done indoors on the treadmill. Our schedules just haven't allowed for me to get up and out the door to run before work or late at night.

Christina said...

It was 105 or so yesterday and is going to be in that ballpark for the next few days. Miserable.
I have been running indoor on the treadmill since the tail-end of spring, unless there is a race.
I can't wait for fall and winter to come.

ShutUpandRun said...

Colorado's pretty darn good for weather in the summer. If you run before 7am you get 60s and no humidity. Can't beat that!

J said...

It is hot and humid here! Supposed to hit almost 90F here today! Humidity is the worst in the mornings here but sometimes it can get quite steamy. Really depends on the day!

marathonmaiden said...

new england has been very inconsistent this summer. some weeks are 90* with lots of humidity and others are in the 70s with lower humidity. annoying as i wish mother nature would just make up her mind!

Lisa said...

Southern CA has been crazy this year. We have had the expected hot days when it is 75 by 7 a.m., but for the most part it has been strangely cool. We have had overcast mornings clearing up to mild (80's) afternoons. It has made running very pleasant. It was not even 70 when I finished my 18 mile run the other day.

I do like your running weather. But as a native Oregonian, I know that running in the rain on a regular basis in the winter would get very old, very fast. So I will covet your weather this fall (because I know we will have a killer heat wave) while you covet mine this winter. *wink*

runsher said...

It's not as hot in New Jersey today , but the humidity is 60%. It is definitely better to run early, and I feel like I've gotten used to the heat and humidity. I prefer this over the winter any day.

Jen said...

It is HOT and HUMID in MD. Tricks - well, running when the sun isn't up - whether it is 3am (nice, was that meant for me?) or at 9pm. Good thing my evening runs (or actually night runs) are with my trusty partner. I just cannot convince him to get up early.

To stay cool - I try to wear the least amount of clothing and pour water over my head every 2 miles.

Middle Name Marie said...

Today is the official hottest day of the year in KC this summer. Temps in the triple digits with a heat index well above 100!

I run early, and drink A LOT of water. I bring my fuel belt with me--even on my shorter runs...

MomRunningFromCancer said...

I am so ready to run in cooler temperatures - or at least lower humidity. This summer has been hot and humid in WI. We usually don't use our air conditioner unless absolutely necessary - this summer it has been on - almost non-stop.

To stay Cool - and that is a relative term. I drink - drink - drink WATER and slow down. The heat and humidity take so much out of you.

I can't wait to run in 50 degree temp's.

Lisa said...

Is that picture really from your jog? Wow. So ethereal looking! It's been really hot here all summer but the last few days we've had a bit of relief. I do not do well in such heat, so I try to stay inside (or in the shade) and drink a lot of water.

Rene' said...

I am in NH and we have had an extremely hot and humid summer. I have been one of those out of the door at 5 am to try to beat the heat. But, I keep thinking that I am just training my body to run in any condition. Plus, when it gets to the teens and single digits I don't know how much of an outside runner I will be.
Awesome picture!

Christine said...

I'm sooo jealous of your weather!! July was crazy in VA, we had almost daily 90+ and even had a heat wave with over 100 for a few days!! You are a lucky girl :)

Melissa said...

Here in Alabama it has been HOT (temps and heat index in the triple digits more often than not...esp. as of late) and HUMID! Blech. I've been keeping my runs under 5 miles (since I wasn't in training and just trying to maintain base) and doing them primarily on the treadmill! Then coming home and walking another few miles with Matt and the dogs (we have hills, so after a run it's pretty challenging)...usually starting around 7:30pm or so. It's still hot and humid at that time but at least the sun isn't as intense. Looking forward to fall and a cold weather marathon!

Joy Blaylock said...

I'm in Alabama and echo what Melissa said. I run in the shade and do lots of walking intervals. I'm keeping it under 5 miles until things let up a bit.

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agent_collins said...

I'm from Missouri. It's been very hot and I can only run for short mileage in the morning. Thank goodness for camelbak's and gatorade!

OrangeBlossom said...

I live in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our summers may get up to 82 degrees for about two weeks. I run in the early morning ... lately that's been about 64 degrees. The humidity has been high; but that makes the mist and is gorgeous to see rolling off the water.

Let's talk about winter though. Since running outside, I can not go back to a treadmill. Our winters can be very, very cold. I'm run in temperatures below 0 degrees.

runningitoff1 said...

My part of Minnesota is HOT and HUMID with heat advisories. I try to watch the hourly forecast and pick the best time to run which is usually 5 a.m. or late at night. I have done some hot and humid runs midday and I'm getting better at it but it is a slow go and I'm already so slow! I pack tons of water and lately I've been splitting longer mileage with my yoga class running part before and part after. I look forward for cooler weather!

Dave Warfel said...

I'm in Richmond, VA and it's always humid here in the summer. This summer has been especially hot -- temps in the mid- to upper 90s.

I put ice in a hat to stay cool. If you cool off your head, usually the rest of your body follows. You can even ask for ice only at aid stations during a race.

Also, throw a credit card in your pocket & stop in a store to get an ice cold drink. We all know the hand bottles & fuel belts don't stay cold for more than 10 minutes in hot weather.