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Ugh! 30 mins but not fun. Jelly legs and light head....😰😰😰....and shorts ordered!

Ang33333
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Left at 6.30am. Felt cool. First 20 mins were fine, comfortable slow and steady pace. Mostly in the shade. Then at 22 mins my legs suddenly turned to jelly and I went light headed and had zero energy. Paused the run for 2 mins , stopped completely, then carried on, slower than ever. Guess I was dehydrated. First time I've felt like that. Need to drink even more in this heat!

I have ordered shorts......! I don't wear short shorts. Ever. But in this heat.....! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ž

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Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Ouch. Be careful, heatstroke hits suddenly.

Bravo for the shorts. If I can run in a vest it’s the least you can do πŸ˜‰

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Ha ha! I will also have to wear dark glasses and a hat so no one knows it's me! 😎

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to Ang33333

Likewise! I’m sure they will make you feel much more comfortable.

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Hope so. Not going to attempt to run until they arrive!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to Ang33333

You do know that we all hate our own legs because of the angle from which we view them, don’t you?

Your legs have travelled your journey with you and just carry the passport stamps of life. Love them.

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate
in reply to Jay66UK

I will try to think of them in that way!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to Ang33333

[Jimmy Nail voice]: β€œShe’s lying.β€œ

🀣🀣🀣

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate
in reply to Jay66UK

She is!

limberlou
limberlouAmbassador
in reply to Jay66UK

Love that track!!! I always join in in the car with Jimmy.

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate
in reply to Ang33333

Don't you do that anyway? I've got a lucky hat. I wore it on my first runs, now it seems I can't run without it!

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate
in reply to BaddieThePirate

Don't like hats! Usually run late evening so don't need one. A lucky hat!! Brilliant! Now I definitely want one!

Oh dear, I hope you're ok. Maybe have a banana before your next one and see if that helps too! Along with more water of course. Take care of yourself 😘

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate
in reply to Sutsha

More water the day before too. I had eaten a banana! Just ran put of energy.

QueenTea
QueenTeaGraduate

Oh dear - dehydration is a killer. We’re not used to such heat & I don’t know about you, but I’m sweating loads even without running! Definitely think shorts are the way forward although I’m rather worried that I might scare the wildlife😹. Hope the next run goes well πŸ™‚

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate
in reply to QueenTea

I will definitely be scaring the wildlife and small children! I will go in disguise....! The heat and I are not friends. I'm pale and I burn. 😎

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate

Even a the 6.30 it's way tooo hot for me anyway. Not been out at all this week and am resigned to going back to week 5 when the heat stops!!! Had headaches all week. So, be careful Mrs.... make sure you keep drinking and you know the rest. Also need shorts, but my legs are not fit for human or wildlife consumption. πŸ‘

QueenTea
QueenTeaGraduate
in reply to 18Windmill

Neither are mine 😱

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate
in reply to 18Windmill

Mine neither and they don't match my arms and face. Once you get used to it, it is such a relief to have air moving round max skin surface in this heat!

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate
in reply to BaddieThePirate

I've got white legs and partly brown feet from my walking sandals! I look odd !

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

My legs will scare all local wildlife but I'm not running in lycra until it is at least 10 degrees cooler! It was so hot so early today. Just don't like it !! 😎

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate
in reply to Ang33333

Neither do I! 20 years ago I would have sat out in it all day. Managed 45 mins at school fayre today before dragging child home. I’ve become such a whinged!!! Xx

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Well done for getting out there Ang33333. I missed out on my Thursday run because I knew I wasn’t hydrated enough after a boozy Wednesday. Yesterday I must’ve drank gallons of water in preparation of Parkrun today. I’m wearing a hat too - that sun is so strong. Good luck with the next one.

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

I need a hat. It was so hot so early today. Am sat here with a big bottle of water!

Needs must sometimes Ang. I’m in Capri pants now which took some nerve initially but I’m pleased to report that after just 3 runs in them my calves aren’t quite as blue as they were! πŸ˜‚ You won’t regret the move to shorts. Sorry it wasn’t the best run, the heat is so debilitating. I was out at 6:45 and even then it was hot! Good luck with the next run and be careful out there! πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate
in reply to owmeknees

I have very pale legs. Ghostly white. The rest of me slowly goes brown. My legs don't! I have brown feet.... I usually hide my legs!

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

I’ve invested in shorts too πŸ˜‚ Also I’ve bought sone effervescent sports drink tablets called High 5 Zero. Zero calories but I sweat so much I need salts replacing. I was starting to feel awful after runs. I think they help. Maybe they’d help you recover quicker too πŸ‘πŸ½

limberlou
limberlouAmbassador
in reply to Tasha99

I tried them too, found they helped. I get sunstroke so easily, being a ginge ( well not now I’m a silver surfer but I still have the pale skin and tendency to burn and freckle). I thought my arms were brown the other day then realised my freckles had joined up.

My legs have been out a lot this year but they have just gone from pale blue to off white with freckles.

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate
in reply to limberlou

πŸ˜‚

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

I'll get some and try them. I just felt drained today. Zero energy. I haven't felt like that before. It was hotter than any previous run.... I must drink more too! Thank you !😎😎

Beestonbabe
BeestonbabeGraduate
in reply to Ang33333

Hi there, just to say, please do get those sports drink tablets-High 5 Zero. Me and hubby always use them, we take a bottle of water, with one and a half tablets dissolved in and a little dilute juice to taste and they make all the difference. They contain salts and other things you sweat out, and are no calories. We get ours from Holland & Barrett. You can always drink it before you set out if you don't want to take with you. I hate the heat, but I think drinking properly makes all the difference. Take care x

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate
in reply to Beestonbabe

Have ordered some. Thank you! 😎

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate

Brave going for the shorts πŸ™ƒ.

Please please drink plenty of water, both on run days and rest days - even more so in this current heat wave. It's vital 🌞

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate
in reply to Gran4z

I do drink a lot but in this heat I will drink even more! Trouble is I have to go to the loo so often! But I don't want to feel like that again 😰😰

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate
in reply to Ang33333

I know the problem! Had a cup of black tea this morning - might as well drink it in the loo. Is that too much information? Probably πŸ™ƒ

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate
in reply to Gran4z

Ha ha ha!!

Hi Ang33333, I am glad you arrived back safely. Must have been an awful feeling. My pre 6am runs have been cool and I confess I have continued to wear my old gardening shorts. I really don' think I want to run in anything approaching heat. I have noticed that I am finding it easier to consume water at a rate. Hope you enjoy the shorts!

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

Thank you! They arrive tomorrow.....I've literally been drinking all day today!! πŸ˜‚

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