Humidity: 70 and above
Distance: Anything longer than what it takes you to warm up
What to Wear
|Post run, I'm glowing with sweat|
- You have two options on top. Either no shirt (ladies, this means just a sports bra) or a light-weight, loose singlet or tank. I recommend keeping your shirt on if you're going to walk/run; if you want protection from the sun; or if the temperature is closer to 70 and it's the end of the day (short days can mean cold on the way home).
- Sweat bands. I like having something to wipe my brow and nose on. If I'm not wearing a shirt, I sport wrist sweat bands. When it's really hot, the terry cloth ones get pretty gross, so look for something wicking like Lululemon's.
- I generally skip sunglasses when it's humid because I want to be able to wipe the sweat out of my eyes with minimal effort. This means I wear a hat. It's protection from the sun and will soak up some of the forehead moisture.
Most important, bring water or know the location of your water fountains. It's easy to get dehydrated in these conditions.
Lastly, be easy on yourself. For every five degrees above 65, you can expect your pace to drop by 30 seconds. Don't worry, autumn is around the corner and your humid weather training will pay off at the Turkey Trot.