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Training at Dewpoint Temperature When That Temp is 57 degrees F.

Old 06-13-24, 11:35 AM
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Training at Dewpoint Temperature When That Temp is 57 degrees F.

I had a weird workout this morning: the air temperature and the dewpoint were the same, but LOW. Both were 57 degrees. The sun was just coming up and there was visible mist. It was more exhausting than I expected, and I ended up soaked in sweat and uncomfortably cold. Is this a phenomenon that other people have experienced? Is it simply a rare combination of Temp and Dew Point? Is there any risk to it like there is to exercise at high temp and the dew point?
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It happens all the time around here, from the coastal fog in the mountains. Temperature in the mid 50s, low visibility, water condensing on everything (especially glasses).

I don't think it poses an overheating problem. Getting chilled on the descents is the main issue for me.
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I don't think I've ever had a problem overheating when it's in the 50's.

Now when I start commuting early in the morning, when it's 80F, the overnight low, and there's a heavy dew on the grass, that's another story!
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Our days start out with temp and dewpoint real close. It's one of the main reasons I usually don't start a ride until after 11:00 am. I prefer the direct sun bearing down on me to the energy draining heat that builds up in me when the sweat won't evaporate fast enough to cool me.

Though at that low a temperature, I'm sure it seemed odd. And you describe it like I'd imagine it.
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Thanks!

Originally Posted by terrymorse
It happens all the time around here, from the coastal fog in the mountains. Temperature in the mid 50s, low visibility, water condensing on everything (especially glasses).

I don't think it poses an overheating problem. Getting chilled on the descents is the main issue for me.
That gives me some good perspective.
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O.P., how were you dressed? Base layer, long sleeve jersey, or a jacket? What was the temperature at the end of your ride? Is it possible you needed to be layered and remove a layer to keep from overheating?
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Sounds like bad clothing choices.

Not sure many of us would call 57 deg F. a "low" temperature. The OP must be from a very warm place.
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