There is a great article in Running Times this month called It’s Not the Heat, Nor the Humidity. You can’t read it online, but the ladies over at The Bitchy Runners have summarized it and created a replica of the dew point chart that you should check out.
I incorporate race training into my run commute. It’s not that exciting, but it can be pretty intense based on which route I am running at the time (hills vs. flat). Sometimes during the summer, it REALLY sucks the life out of me; almost to the point where I am worthless the rest of the day. I always chalked it up to humidity, but after reading the RT article, I realized that what I should really be keeping an eye on is the dreaded dew point. (more…)