Yeah, I’m a fellow Sweaty Dude, whose pain cave is quite a few degrees warmer than the rest of the house, when done with a workout (this is with two weak standing fans and one utility fan on a table in front of me). If I didn’t have even this setup, I’d be in a world of hurt.
That being said, I still have to deal with cooldown, too. Really, I just resign myself to being a sweaty mess for 30 minutes afterwards, and I try to alleviate that.
- I get out of my soaked kit, right away
- I have a towel around my neck and another towel around my waist (look out, ladies!)
- I drink cold beverages
- I sit in front of another fan and look at my numbers from the workout, while crying softly
If I was dealing with even more residual heat, I might consider an icepack on the back of my neck and head, and possibly in between my thighs, to try and lower core temperature as quickly as possible. I’ve tried cool-to-cold showers and just end up sweating a few minutes after I step out – for me and my biology, I just have to let core temperature come down before I’ll stop sweating.
If I didn’t have a house where my pain cave was separated from the living area, I’d have to invest in a small air conditioner to try and keep the temp and humidity manageable.