100% Humidity Track Workout

I work up this morning to thick fog, 100% humidity, and a dead ipod battery. 

I knew I could face a long slow slog of a run through this humidity so I headed to a track to try out a workout I saw in Runner's World last month. 

4 x 400, 4 x 200, 4 x 100

I ran a mile to the track as a warm-up and did equal distance recovery between intervals (i.e 400 m walk/jog between 400's) and ran back home for a total of 6 miles. 

Now speed work might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to a super humid day, but it really worked for me today. 

-Since I was at the track I had access to my water and a towel without having to carry them to the whole time
-The shorter intervals made it mentally and physically easier to really push myself
-The recovery time between intervals really helped me from over-heating
-The variation in intervals kept my mind occupied so I didn't even miss my music

I was a sweaty mess by the time I got home!

What is your go-to workout when it is really humid?


  1. Love the picture! It was humid here yesterday but I just slogged through it. I live in the desert, so it's usually very dry, but yesterday it was 85 with 70% humidity at 6 am. NOT used to it.

    Your track workout sounds like just the ticket, though my exercise asthma tends to kick up in the humidity.

    1. We get some humid stretches here in Maine, but 100% is bad even for us!

  2. I have to admit that the humidity here in florida is pretty much always really bad, so every couple weeks I do my speed on the treadmill just to ensure my legs really get to move as fast as I want!


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