Had a massive high on Saturday after knocking a huge 3 1/2 minutes off my PB. I'm still not quick but at least I'm knocking on the door of respectable now!
I went out today for a slightly longer run, around 7k, and was completely done in just before the 3k mark! I'd been consciously trying to take it steady, working on stamina rather than speed, but i don't think I'd realised quite how much the heat would affect me. It's the first run I've done where the sun has been a factor! I had to stop for a breather, and had to sit down and take some deep breaths trying not to a. Pass out or b. Throw up. I carried on in the end, though I did walk a chunk in the middle. I wonder how much of it was psychosomatic - I didn't have my emergency fiver on me, so couldn't have stopped to buy a drink if I'd needed it (emergency fiver lives in the pocket of my running jacket, and has been untouched since beginning c25k in Jan!).
Any hints and tips for running in the sun please?