It was my first post-grad run tonight. First run I have done without the support of Michael Jordon. Although I did miss his calm and encouraging tones, I still set out on my run in a quietly confident manner.
However, about 15 minutes (3k) in, running in 25 degree heat and with no breeze to talk of, BANG! It was like running into a wall of heat.
My breathing was fine, my pace was fine but I was just getting hotter and hotter. The sweat was running off my forehead, running down my back ( I hope this is painting a lovely picture for you), and with no wind there was nothing to cool me down. I could literally feel myself tiring by the second.
Digging deep and slowing, almost, to a walk, I kept going. I did have to remove my shirt, just to try and get some air on my skin (again not a pretty picture), but it did allow me to complete my 30 minutes even if was not able to complete the 5k.