Pale Irish running in Californian heat!

Hi - I am an Irish woman living in California for 1 year - just a few weeks left. I have registered for a 5k Run for Breast Cancer Ireland in Kilkenny early September so I am now on Week 3 of the training, day 1 of week 3 just completed & it is a hot 26 out there already. I just wanted to chat with other like minded runner/joggers who for preservation really have decided to take up running! Thanks guys, Gemma.


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  • Welcome Gemma, you'll find plenty of friendly advice and support here.

    Well done for having a target to aim for and such a worthy cause.

    Happy Running!

  • Thank you! It is not easy but even running for those x2 3 minute intervals today was such a buzz! 3 weeks ago running for 30 seconds was hard.

  • Hi Gemma,

    I live in Navan and have also started to run, for preservation as well. I turned 43 last week and have not been fit for a long time, since my early 20's. So making up for miss spent mid 20's to early 40's. Better late than never. I'm on Week 6 and just started a couple of months ago. When you get towards the end of the plan you should enter for a few Park Runs, I have done 3 now, just walk/run so far but managing to run more every time.

    Enjoy the rest of your time in California and bring some good weather back with you.


  • Thanks Damien! Well if we don't do it now ... I turn 41 next week ... I will do thanks - home for good to Tipperary in 4 weeks time, will be easier not running in this heat! I will start with the 5k in KK - it is around the grounds of the castle so it should be nice.

  • Wear sunscreen.

  • SPF 50 all the way!

  • I travel to Austin, TX for work. The shopping malls have regular running groups before the stores open, and obviously are air-conditioned.

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