The humidity in Phoenix the last few weeks has been out of control. To be clear, I can hear you snickering “Ohhhh, what has it been, Adam? 20%?” Most of last week and the week before my runs were ~85F and 80%+ humidity. The dew point would regularly reach 70+. After each run, I’d take my shorts off on the patio and wring them out. Mostly because I’m gross and wanted to see how much ass-sweat was in them, but partly to provide some sort of satisfaction to getting in the run.
|Typical. Sauna sausage party. GANGNAM STYLE|
Adaption takes time, but it can be done. People regularly train in oxygen deprivation tents or saunas to try to gain an edge. Most studies have shown that “most” of the adaptation kicks in after 2-3 weeks. So, as you’re slogging through the doldrums of summer remember:
Is it winter yet so I can complain about the cold? Just kidding, it never gets cold here.