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I don't do well in the heat at the best of times so decided not to run this week due to the high temperatures. However, I woke up just after 6.00 this morning and after a light breakfast decided that I would try to go for a run in the 20 degree heat to see if I could do it. So a couple of hours later, and with my water bottle, off I set. After my warm up walk I ran at a slow even pace. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈTo my surprise I felt OK! Yes it was warm, yes I was sweating but I was fine 😊. I thought about stopping after 30 minutes but I still felt fine and I really wanted to get another 5K under my belt so I pushed myself to keep going. And I did it! My 3rd 5K! I've never sweated so much in all my life πŸ₯΅. Now for a large glass of water 😊.

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MontyMooDog profile image

That's good running thereπŸ‘ I think I should have done that rather than try the Speed podcast πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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NorfolkWifeyGraduate in reply to MontyMooDog

Thank you 😊

Instructor57 profile image

Well done you !

It's certainly a hot one , I did my 2nd 5k just after 6 this morning 😬

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NorfolkWifeyGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Thank you, and well done you too! 😊

Madge50 profile image

Well done you, I know what you mean, I’m like that, or I thought I was, last night on the news there were tips about keeping cool, staying in the shade, don’t exert yourself too much, etc., etc., and what did me and OH do.....why go to the local village running club and do a little 6k β€˜race’ of course...! (I did run/walk as recovering from injury)

When we got back, my Garmin had clocked a temperature of 33c......πŸ₯΅πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ...that is the hottest temp I have ever run in......and it won’t be repeated too often either! I also carried water, jelly babies and glucose tabs - just in case anyone needed was a right sense of achievement though



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NorfolkWifeyGraduate in reply to Madge50

OMG, 33c!!! 😲

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Madge50Graduate in reply to NorfolkWifey

I know! It won’t become a habit that’s for sure,! πŸ˜‚, I was totally done by the end......and my clothes were as wet as though I’d stood in the shower....πŸ˜‚πŸšΏ

I’m sure the car drivers going past us must have thought we were all absolutely barmy! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ


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NorfolkWifeyGraduate in reply to Madge50

🀣 Yes, I looked like I'd just got out of the shower too. I had never sweated so much that my arms and legs were wet!!!

Sandraj39 profile image

Great running - it's really about being sensible and keeping that pace down in this heat..and finding shade where you can! Sounds like you listened to your body too - well done on your third 5k! πŸ™‚πŸ‘

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NorfolkWifeyGraduate in reply to Sandraj39

Thank you 😊

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