the weatherman told me we were going to have 3 straight days of low humidity. since i wasn't briefing today, thought it would be a good morning to run...after all, yesterday morning the weather was great. when i walked out the door, noticed the rocks and sand were wet, meaning it was a humid day...thought it couldn't be too bad, just the standard gulf humidity. started my run fine, but felt like i was breathing in soup...did the first mile in 8 minutes, thought it a good warmup. i should've given up after that, as it all went downhill from there. the soup got thicker and thicker. i finished my bottle of water by mile 3 and my shoes were heavy with sweat. i wanted to stop, but knew that i needed to get back to my room as soon as possible...needed some water, gatorade...anything. mile 4 was at a 10:05 pace...and I was struggling with that. there was not one dry spot of clothing on me to include socks and shoes...unbelievable.
forecast high for today is 120F.