Sunday, July 7, 2013

Why I Run at 6 AM

I'm not fond of the high heat of summer weather. My body doesn't handle it well when the temps hit north of 85 degrees. The sun fries my fair skin if I'm not careful and I get light-headed easily from the blazing heat.

But I love to run, so to avoid a total meltdown, the only way I run throughout the summer is to hit the pavement at 6 AM...even on the weekends when sleeping in is pure joy.

After several late nights and early mornings this past week, I finally had the chance to sleep in this morning, so I didn't get out the door until 9:00 AM.

Big mistake! I suddenly remembered why I run at 6 AM. It's too bloody hot anytime after that!

The above screen shot is from my phone at 9:38 AM after I finished my run. I stopped just short of 3 miles. It was too hot for me--81 degrees and the sun was blazing, not a cloud in the sky. It was going to be a hot day.

Tomorrow morning, my alarm will go off at 6 AM, my normal time, when the weather is much cooler and running is far more enjoyable.

What time of day do you run? Does the heat bother you too? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. My workouts start no later than 7:00 a.m. Tomorrow I will get up at 6:00 a.m. since I have to work. It is WAY too hot afterwards! How many miles do you run?

    1. Right now I'm running 3-5 miles about 4 times a week. In August, I'll start to build miles as I train for my next half marathon in October.


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