This week we want to know?about your ideal running weather.
Do you like it hot? I mean, yeah, don’t we all? But I mean when it comes to running- are you a cold runner, a warm weather runner or somewhere in between?
If you could pick the ideal temperature for all your training and races, what would that be?
Tell us all about it this week on Tuesdays on the Run!
My Ideal Running Weather
I think I’ve said it before. I’m the Goldilocks of running.
Y’all: it can’t be too hot or I won’t go.
It can’t be too cold or I won’t go.
That’s what my treadmill is for! And it’s also why I pick races during the most comfortable parts of the year and in locations where I can count on certain levels of temperatures.
The truth is, it has to be just right to get my bootay out the door.
I’m literally a fair weather runner.
I like to start my runs no cooler than 48 degrees. I like to finish close to 60 degrees.
The ideal temp for me is 52 degrees with less than 50% humidity. Sleeveless and in a skirt is the way I run year round, but I might add arm sleeves or a long sleeve shirt if we have a bit of wind.
And that’s why I didn’t mind moving to Arizona a couple of years ago.
Scene: The Shenanigans home in Texas August of 2013
Mr. Shenanigans: Hey, do you think Arizona would be a good place to live?
Me: (hitting up Google) Hold, please…
Me: Yep, it would be a FINE place to live.?
I’ll just ignore those highs May through August.
Again, that’s what the treadmill is for!
Most of the year falls into ideal weather conditions for this runner.
Little rain, no snow, and lots of sunshine.
Bring on the winter!
Do you have an ideal temp? What’s your sweet spot?
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Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)