After four days of no running, I went for my first post-grad run today. Once again I missed my local parkrun, so I decided to do the course on my own today - no park runners, no Laura, nothing but me and my cheesy music.
I walked from my home to Mile End Park (about 25-30 minutes) and began the course. I did one circuit in reasonable time, albeit with several walking breaks - but I went to start the second one and I had to pull up, as the heat was really getting to me.
The official temperature for this area said 21°C, so I thought I'd be OK - but with the heat beating off the buildings, pavements and hard ground, I think it was more like 28°. Anyway, I started to feel really peculiar - so I had to abandon my efforts.
There were no buses due to a huge traffic jam, so I walked home. At least I managed to fit in a couple of micro-runs of a few minutes each on the way back.
I'm a bit fed up that I didn't achieve my objective - I ended up doing 7.75km in all, in 1 hour 35 minutes, so pretty slow. Still, at least I did something.
Just to give you an idea of our parkrun route, here is a page on Mile End park and the Green Bridge: greenroofs.com/blog/2012/10...