Ran back from The Hoe in Plymouth to home again today. I put in an extra loop in the city to try to add the miles on as I'd clocked it at 10k last weekend (6.2miles) but it was so warm, and so humid I was really struggling. (ok, the red wine I had last night didn't help either!) but I was tipping as much water over my head as drinking it because I could feel myself really overheating and the pace certainly wasn't there.
There, proof positive that for the first time since I started running, I just couldn't get the whole distance I'd planned. I'd run out of water about a mile before I stopped and the gradual incline from St Budeaux to Saltash had pretty much finished me off. 8.35 miles...
I'll get the bugger next time, but maybe not plan a 9 mile run at 2.22pm in the afternoon on a warm (DRY!!!) sunny day! I have the ginger gene (not me, but three first cousins, and there's definitely more than a few strands of auburn on my noggin, lucky escape methinks!) and I do not do heat well.
Carry on running folks!