Sweat and Salt: Summer Training Blog


It's hot. It's humid. In my head it sounded like a good idea to run at night around the Jackie O Reservoir in Central Park. And it did feel good until I hit a wall of gnats. Yes, those little tiny bugs that swarm around in hot, cooler places. Running through the wall of invisible tiny bugs felt like running through a spider web - sticky, sold and gross. Good protein? Hopefully? Suffice it to say, it was good practice for running with a closed mouth. Lesson learned: it may be slightly cooler to run at night, but running around a small body of water on a humid evening will land me in vat of gnats, which will stick to the droplets of sweat covering my overheated body. What a sight.