So i am back from my Brazilian adventures - As its cold (15-17 degrees) i put on my long running pants - plus i have be bitten by the most vicious mosquitos ever and have black bruises covering my legs - so thought this would be a good idea, you have to love subtropical rain forests! Then started my run after 8 minutes the gremlins steps up to the microphone and declared you can't run your running pants are hurting your bruises and making your bites itch even more - needless to say i didn't listen - i struggled through, also lots of stopping for traffic lights how i enjoyed just being able to run but also how glad i was for the little breaks.
Anyway after a very stop start start run i managed 7km in 40 something minutes, the run itself took much longer though. So i hope on Sunday I will be able to run 10km non-stop. I am nervous - have to pick up my race pack saturday - weather is meant to be 21 degrees on Sunday - which raises another concern - my legs look i have some tropical disease- the bruises are plentiful and nice black and purple colour - so this will match my purple garmin. Where i am not bruised i have large red bite marks - so my question folks is do i wear shorts or capris or long pants? The shorts will show most of the lovely bruises and bites, the capris some the long pants only a couple of the bites. I feel though i will be too hot in capris and long pants but i also don't want to scare the runners behind me - actually what am i worrying about there will be no runners behind me.
My second worry - that i have just thought of - even though i know the route ish and i know i won't be able to memorise the all the streets - i worry that all the runners will run off and i will end up running down random streets. Its not like the uk where there will be lots of supports lining the route - lets hope its well marked. Anyway if all goes well on Sunday i will sign up for another 10km in November and I have decided that 10km will be enough at the moment and no HM for me.
I have definitely learnt always run when your away, just having a 4 day break was hard enough.