Well, except for the part where it is so warm that sweat stings my eyes as it drips from my brow and the cool down is actually a warm down.
I do enjoy a warm weather run. I feel ten pounds lighter what with the absence of the sweatshirt and added warm gear. My muscles don’t protest as much at the beginning of a warm run as they do during colder temps. Slow as molasses? Yes, I understand that expression. It is also easier for me to take time to stretch post-run. When it is cold, I can’t wait to get indoors and into a hot shower! While this feels absolutely divine, I would be better served to stretch a bit first. Experience has taught me how important it is to stretch, but oh … that warm water calleth me!
I have to hurry to enjoy it, however. You see, the seasons change quickly around here and soon I will be going for hot weather runs. They are almost as challenging as cold weather runs, only opposite. Instead of adding more layers I plant water bottles in strategic spots and rise early to avoid the heat.
Alas, I must be difficult to please, but I must keep running, and so I shall. For now, I will bask in the comfort of moderate spring temperatures – at least until the wind comes or it rains.
Question: What weather conditions do you prefer for your outdoor exercise?