Hot and sweaty after marathon

When you schedule a marathon, generally you want to do it all day with sunny weather.

  • At the very least, you don’t want any kind of inclement weather during the marathon.

Well, I recently ran in a marathon in my city last summer. The truth is, I can’t fault the event planners because they did everything they could to try and schedule the marathon during fair weather. I even checked the evening before and the weather people on the news said that things were going to be dry during the time of the marathon, if not completely clear of clouds in the sky. Well, it wasn’t. A storm suddenly blew over our heads and during the last quarter of the marathon, it started to rain. By the time I finished, I was hot and sticky and sweaty and wet and I just wanted to get home. I don’t think I’ve ever appreciated the air conditioning and the low humidity levels in my home quite like I did when I got there after the race that afternoon. The cool rush of air from the air conditioning and the dryness of my home felt so good. My legs were chafed too, and the cool air offered relief. I can’t imagine being one of the other people running in the race who didn’t have a cool, dry home to come back to. I can’t imagine a house that’s hot and humid after such a race, and I really don’t want to imagine it!


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