Running in the heat
Time: 1hr 59 mins 01 secs
Rate 5'57" mpk
Weather,start time 10.10AM, very warm, sunny, high cloud, light breeze, humidity 40%, temp range 26 - 31 degrees
Weekly total: 51.3 km
Monthly total: 260.55km
Running days: 13 /17
Average: 20.04 kpd
Running when the warm weather is so consistant must one day catch up with both mental and physical performance and today was that day. Mid week run over the hills is usually the best day of the week, bit tough, not too far and not too high but almost defeated by the conditions today. Decided to take an extra drink bottle so had 1.2 litres of water and would also pass the local service station on the way home. Headed for the hills behind Theodore and climbed the first usually easy one with ease and started on the climb up Mt Tuggeranong. When the kangaroos are hiding in the shade and not moving as you slowly pass just a few metres away, you know it it hot.
Anyway, made it to the top in over 12 minutes for 1.3km, didn't walk at all but the jog was slow. Even the run back down was slow. The view of the whole Tuggeranong valley is well worth the effort even on a slow day. Added a few extra kms over to the reservoirs and finally made a slow trip back home.
I keep remembering back to my couple of trips to the Glasshouse Mounatins in Qld where you get weighed a couple of times to see if you have maintained your starting weight. If you lose 3% of your weight, you must stop and drink plenty, lose 5% and you can be withdrawn from the run. Consistancy in fluid intake is a big key on hot days. Doesn't matter though, still an enjoyable day out there in the great outdoors. Beats working in daytime.