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?

Comments

  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.

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

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  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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