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in: ken; ken > 2020-08-02

Aug 3, 2020 1:12 PM # 
Cristina:
dewpoint 78 might as well be swimming in a hottub.
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Aug 3, 2020 2:26 PM # 
iansmith:
Did feet guest-write this day's training? Multi-hour run on the AT and a dewpoint listing?
Aug 3, 2020 2:33 PM # 
ken:
I think I would rather guest run in feet's climate.
Aug 3, 2020 3:08 PM # 
Arnold:
Yes I also thought I was in the wrong log for a moment
Aug 3, 2020 5:45 PM # 
iansmith:
This day's log entry also exceeded ken's daily word limit of six.
Aug 3, 2020 5:51 PM # 
ken:
My AT has more confederate flags.
Aug 4, 2020 1:25 AM # 
blairtrewin:
This is one crowd where I don't feel as if I need to explain what a "dewpoint" is. 78's definitely up there.
Aug 4, 2020 2:54 AM # 
kensr:
When the dew point is that high the cooler rocks are treacherous to run on.
Aug 4, 2020 6:06 PM # 
feet:
Dewpoint listings are the single best summary statistic for later reference of how much fun the run was.

Also, you are presumably aware that it is traditional for fitter AT thru-hikers to try to touch four states in a day by going from the VA/WV line a couple of miles south of Harper's Ferry to the MD/PA line. I await that training entry.

Last, the key at the moment in CT is to run on Saturdays. Here too the weather was much better for running on Saturday morning than on Sunday.
Aug 4, 2020 7:28 PM # 
kensr:
Been a while, but did that 40 miles as a 10 hr jog/hike back in the 70’s. No problem for you hotshots.
Aug 5, 2020 2:30 PM # 
feet:
Even in 1979 you were at least 13 years younger than I am now and 12 younger than your son.
Aug 5, 2020 5:31 PM # 
kensr:
Old men!
Aug 5, 2020 5:42 PM # 
iansmith:
It appears the key term to summon feet is "dew point."

Edit: Perhaps also "monetary policy," "market inefficiencies," and "multi-worker firms."
Aug 5, 2020 6:02 PM # 
feet:
You called?
Aug 7, 2020 8:43 PM # 
Arnold:
Question on reliability of dewpoint, if I may. In Doha, Qatar it’s currently 47C during the day, but the humidity is only 11% so the dewpoint is 8C according the yr.no

But surely that doesn’t mean it’s comfortable to run in, does it? So does dp not work for extreme weather, but then what’s the point? I guess your sweat would instantly evaporate so it ‘would’ be comfortable if you could drink a litre of water every 5 minutes?
Aug 8, 2020 12:06 AM # 
Cristina:
My take is that anything over 35C is going to suck extra regardless of the dewpoint. And anything above 30C in direct sun is going to suck regardless of the dewpoint. But below that the dewpoint is a really good indicator of suckness.
Aug 8, 2020 6:44 AM # 
blairtrewin:
Although those numbers in Doha still seem less horrific than the 31-32C dewpoints they were getting a few days ago (a case of the air originating over the land now instead of the Gulf).

It will probably come as no surprise to anyone in the northeast US that the region is now confirmed as having had its hottest July on record, ditto the states of Maryland and Virginia.

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