I know it's quite late to be testing things. My HM is on Sunday and I have been watching the weather. As it stands now we have 23 degrees forecast for Sunday. My favourite for running is 11degrees.
I thought it would be prudent to go out today do a little 5km but just put together some of my summer running stuff and slather on my sport factor 50 sun cream. I have a newish water bottle I wanted to trial again and I wanted to wear my all action belt.
I call it my all action belt because it's a normal runners belt with two section pouchs that slip onto the belt. One of the pouches will easily carry my iPhone 4. They only cost £3.99 from decathlon and are so handy. With the pocket the belt has plus my two pouches I can quite easily carry keys, 2 dried mango packets and my phone and tissues along with my water bottle. I had it full today and it was comfortable on the run.
The run went really well I have decided to adopt a 200m run 300m walk just to relax my heart rate a little and help cope with the heat. One of the things about being at the back of the pack is that I might still be out as it is getting to its hottest midday,. So I will take that into consideration.
I have some skinny shorts arriving tomorrow as I can't find my ones I usually wear on holiday, so I might have to go out and see how they are and see if I can bear showing that much off. I was still a bit hot today and I could do with being a bit cooler.
Last year time was 3:08 this year I'm thinking anywhere between 3 - 3.5 hours. I would love to do it nearer 3 but this year I want to recover in a week to a week and half. So I'm not going to,push myself beyond the point that I have totally done myself in. I expect aches the next day but I really don't want to be doing the steps on my bum again. Hehe it's not the most dignified.
Happy healthy running to you all.