Sunday, July 20, 2008

Thick...

Continuing with my prep for the Dawg Family's Epic Adventure which is set to start later this week, I headed out to to



with my Go Lite Tailwind Pack, a new podcast to listen to, Ultra Dad, and thought I would break in yet another pair of Montrail Hardrocks for the Epic Adventure.
Doesn't seem to matter what time you head out to run in the last week or so in Michigan, since a blanket of humidity has settled over us. A start time of 6:12 a.m. found it to be a pleasant 72 degrees with 94% humidity. Sweet. Paint Creek Trail is FLAT..... but not if you head up Dutton Road to Brewster to Silverbell Road and back on to the Paint Creek Trail where you will find a turnaround point about 7.5 miles right near a old wagon. The result is a nice rolling course and about 15 miles when all is said and done. And I was done given the fact that I looked like I had jumped into a river, pool, or been hosed down due to the humidity...

2 comments:

Sarah said...

I agree that this humid weather is making my runs, even in the early mornings, less than optimal. I really can't abide humidity. I was absolutely drenched after yesterday's 14-miler. I even had sweat dripping off the back of my shorts and down my legs. It was nasty. I long for cool, dry weather!

nate said...

Throw an 'ugh' in there for me, too. Did 18 miles on the Poto yesterday and went through 1.5 Camelbaks of fluid. Very luckily, the first fill ran out right as I stumbled upon a well-water tap near marker 11, and I was able to refill.

The bugs this year are also extra-vicious. Things other than Mosquitoes were on the attack yesterday, flying ants, etc. Brutal.