AM: 17 miles easy
I knew today would be tough because it was 76 with a 74 dew point at 7:00 am this morning. I thought I'd be ok doing 18 in this shit because I was going to carry gatorade and re-fill the bottle with water. I started feeling a little off after 5 miles, which is the mile I realized my shorts and shoes were completely soaked already with my own sweat. I was feeling heavy so I turned around at 8.5 instead but began to feel ill a mile after that. I literally could not move my legs and I was dizzy. I stopped and drank three bottles of water at the water fountain. It was no use. I had to run easy and take a break after each mile to make it back. I still feel awful.
As I was suffering out there I began to realize that perhaps I was experiencing heat exhaustion. With a dew point that high your sweat does evaporate and you can literally cook if you are out there too long.
I also think I may have overtrained this week. I was under the mistaken assumption I could train just as hard in extremely humid/hot weather as I could in the winter--I was dead wrong. Didn't feel that great yesterday but I just ignored it.
So, tomorrow I'm going to the pool, and I'm cancelling any remaining Saturday doubles on my schedule. I'll probably permanently replace one of my easy runs with a pool session.
I better go, I'm feeling sick.