I don't think humidity should be measured in percent. Why? I'm pretty sure we had MORE than maximum humidity for our long run this morning. It rained overnight, and in the morning all the windows in the house were steamed up, and it was so foggy outside that the sun was just a pale disk in the sky.
Weatherbug says the humidity was "only" 100 percent, but I'm quite sure it was more than that. Much more. I promised my training partner David that I would make sure he got in more than 10 miles for our long run, but 9.7 miles (with some walk breaks) was all I was good for. All my clothing was dripping wet. I was wringing out my ponytail and the sweatrag-bandana that I had on my wrist. David's shoes were squishing with each step as if he had gone wading.
If I can't change the humidity system, at least I should get extra credit mileage for running in beastly conditions, shouldn't I?
Update: I may have been feeling chipper after swimming and riding yesterday, or even after swimming and a short run the day before, but this morning's run in the sauna exhausted me! I ended up taking a 90-minute nap this afternoon. After I watched today's Tour de France stage, of course.
It sure is a good thing that the run leg is last in triathlons, or I'd start to get really worried about 26.2 miles at the end of the day on November 4th.
Sheesh! I was very, very diligent about rehydrating and taking electrolytes on our run, and the temperatures weren't terribly high (about 80*F when we finished), but now, 7 hours later, after a meal and a snack and plenty of fluids, I'm still down a full pound of body water weight. No wonder I was wiped out!